Commtouch, a provider of anti-spam and virus protection technology, today announced its spam and computer virus statistics for the month of January.
According to the company, 43.18% of global spam is sent from U.S.-based sources. China is also a significant spam “launching pad,” accounting for 12.89% of spam. Korea and Germany each distribute about 4% of global spam, the company said.
Commtouch also reported that some domains are used significantly more than others to send spam. In a sample of 256 million spam messages, 4.7 million came from hotmail.com; 4.2 million from yahoo.com; 2.1 million from msn.com, 1.9 million from cisco.com; and 1.5 million from gmail.com.
Commtouch’s data are based on information gathered by its Detection Center, which analyzed more than 2 billion messages from more than 130 countries during the month of January.