Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Spam Countries Identified

11. Russia

Russia is known for being the home of many financially motivated cybercriminal organizations, but it came in 11th overall on Sophos' Dirty Dozen list for pushing only 2.6 percent of spam globally. Law enforcement believe it also hosts major money laundering operations associated with credit card theft and malware attacks designed to drain bank accounts. Interestingly, the Republic of Belarus, which borders Russia to the northeast, has the title of having the most spam relayed by proportion to its population, Sophos said.

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