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Belarus Tops List of Countries Blacklisted for Spam

New research from security firm Cloudmark finds that Belarus has become a popular location for spammers, with 27.4 percent of all IP addresses in the Eastern European nation blacklisted as potential spam sources, more than any other country. This marks a big increase over the 5 percent of addresses in the nation that were blacklisted in January 2013. Researchers at security vendor Sophos say Belarus is also the leading country for spam sent per capita. Although Eastern European nations—Belarus, Romania, Russia—now head the list of nations with the largest percentage of blacklisted net addresses worldwide, the US remains the largest single spam source based on the number of IP addresses available. (BBC)(PC Mag)(Cloudmark)

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