Brazil: The New Spam Capital

China has long been the scapegoat of the cybersecurity world. But when it comes to junk e-mail, a new emerging market has taken the title of the world’s most prolific spammer: Brazil.According to a report released Tuesday from the security division of Cisco, Brazil was responsible for 7.7 trillion spam e-mail messages in the year through November, nearly triple its spam output in 2008. That puts it well ahead of the U.S., which sent 6.6 trillion spam messages in the same period this year, down from 8.3 trillion in 2008.

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