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The Top 10 Worst

The World's Worst Spam Enabling Countries

Spam is a global problem yet some countries do little to deter spammers from operating within their borders. These countries tend to have either weak or non-existent anti-spam laws. They become safe havens for spam operations and undermine global efforts to stop spam; even to the detriment of their own nation, networks and citizens.

Some ISPs within these countries are reluctant or outright refuse to take action without such a basis in law, even though most ISPs use "Acceptable Use Policy" (AUP) agreements which are enforced on a contractual basis. It seems that only when the world at large recognizes the poor reputation of these countries is any form of action taken.

This chart shows the number of SBL listings per country including spam sources as well as hosting of spam services - websites, DNS, etc.


Source: Spamhaus Blocklist (SBL) database. Data is compiled automatically every 24 hours from the SBL database using the number of currently listed SBL records for each network (ISP/NSP) sorted by country.
The 10 Worst Spam Countries
As of 01 September 2015 the world's worst Spam Haven countries for enabling spamming are:
1
United States Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 3156

2
China Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 1335

3
Russian Federation Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 964

4
Ukraine Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 598

5
Japan Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 573

6
India Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 387

7
United Kingdom Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 382

8
Brazil Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 346

9
Germany Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 345

10
Turkey Number of Current Live Spam Issues: 287

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