China, another global superpower, rounds out the top five list of countries that distributed most spam emails over the past six months. Other countries that are frequent senders of spam mail include Japan, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, and Iran. However, few know that such emails may be dangerous and contain links that lead to phishing sites or malicious attachments that can install malware on your device. Advertisements, which are the poster child of spam mail, made up around a quarter (25%) of such emails in the past two weeks. This makes people that participate in such activities an easy target to spammers who may use such email lists in their attacks.
US and Russia account for 54% of global spam volume within last 180 days