The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Taiwan cited as source of 2/3 of all zombie spam

As reported in the UK Register, 64% of servers controlling spam traffic are in Taiwan, while the U.S. accounts for 23% and China is in third place with 3%.

The Register is citing CipherTrust as their source. According to the article, CipherTrust seeded the internet with a number of "honeypot" zombies and then recorded the sources of the spammers who were trying to control them.

The controlling servers were mostly tracked to Taiwan. The spammers themselves could be anywhere of course.


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