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Cisco: U.S. No Longer the Spam Leader

Dec 09, 2009, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"According to Cisco Systems, 2009 was a good year for at least one key reason: the U.S. is no longer the spam capital of the world. Now it's only number two.

"While U.S.-originated spam volumes are on the decline, Cisco's State of the Internet 2009 security report highlighted a growing rise in attacks emanating from social media outlets.

""I'm not completely surprised to see U.S falling to number two in the spam stats, but I didn't expect it to happen yet," said Cisco Fellow Patrick Peterson. "I was really gratified to see the actual spam volume decrease, not just ranking, but we [also] decreased the amount of spam that is pouring out of the United States."

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