"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
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