New Zealand has rocketed to the third largest producer of spam in the region, according to anti-spam company Brightmail. Spam claiming to originate from New Zealand accounts for 14% of the region’s spam production, up from only 2% in January. The biggest offenders are China and Korea with 34% and 30% respectively. Japan is fourth with only 8%.
Follow-up: Anti-spam filtering giant Brightmail says figures released yesterday suggesting spam claiming to be from New Zealand was on the rise are a result of increased virus activity, particularly the Netsky virus.