Symantec report: The Netherlands #2 spam country

Only yesterday in my report on the Signal Spam meeting I wrote that The Netherlands had disappeared from the spam top 10 since 2004. Today I was sent a link to the new Symantec monthly report in which The Netherlands have risen to spot #2, with 6% of total spam volume. More that Russia, Brasil and several other EU countries that traditionally score top 10. So what happened? As Symantec gives no explanation, I don’t know.

What I do know is. Sophos did not have The Netherlands rated in the last quarter of 2010. There may be several explanations, but at this moment I can only come up with guesses. It might be a good idea if OPTA got into contact with Symantec to receive information and data. There’s work to be done.

Wout de Natris

Leiderdorp, 16 February 2011


About Wout de Natris

As a consultant I specialise in establishing new and different relationships between industry, governments and law enforcement where internet safety and the fight against cyber crime are concerned. This makes me a bridge builder. Hence the blogs name. In this blog I intend to stress the need for interaction, cooperation and exchange of information in order to change the mentioned relationships. On offer: a comprehensive training on all non-technical aspects of spam enforcement and a cyber awareness presentation for companies and institutions
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