Taiwan fingered as the hub of spam distribution


Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of servers controlling spam traffic are located in Taiwan, according to a survey by email security firm CipherTrust.

Such servers, used by internet low lives to relay spam and phishing emails through zombie, compromised PCs, are also commonly located in the US. The US accounts for 23 per cent of the machines identified on CipherTrust's spam server blacklist with China in a fairly distant third place (three per cent).

"Taiwan, the United States and China are all countries that provide inexpensive broadband access by providers that are slow to shutdown malicious accounts," CipherTrust comments. Taiwan fingered as the hub of spam distribution | The Register

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 13th June 2006 2:52AM