Europe has overtaken Asia as the biggest source of email spam worldwide with Britain a major culprit, a report said Thursday (July 15). Europe produced over a third of the world's total junk emails in the second quarter of 2010, slightly more than Asia, information technology security firm Sophos says.
In terms of countries, it singled out Britain as a major contributor to Europe being given the dubious honor. The U.K.'s output equals 4.6 percent of the world's spam, the report says.
The United States remained the world's single biggest generator of junk emails, accounting for 15.2 percent of total spam sent in the second quarter. India came in second (7.7 percent) and Brazil took third place (5.5 percent).
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