Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Spam Countries Identified

10. Italy

Italy came in 10th on the Sophos Dirty Dozen list for pushing about 2.9 percent of spam globally. Spammers have been quick to jump on news headlines in Italy to get people to open their messages. In 2009, a 6.3-magnitude quake was used as bait in a phishing campaign. Spammers have also used ongoing controversies surrounding Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to lure people into clicking on links in the messages.

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