Email spam. Whether sending us miracle cures, promises of improved sexual prowess, phishing for our usernames and passwords, or sending us malicious attachments, they arrive in our email inboxes every day. We like to think that they are losing their battle with more and more intelligent email client spam filters, but until they do, they’re a very real, very annoying, fact of modern-day communication.
We have, of course, wondered where all this spam originates from. With this new infographic, we wonder no more; we know for sure that most of the world’s spam comes from China.
In second place is South Korea, which apparently has just elbowed out the United States as the #2 Spam Senders in the world. They are also the source of most of Europe’s spam.
China and Korea are also major players in the ongoing tensions in Asia, with both countries involving Japan in territorial island disputes and the issue of Korean comfort women. In other words, both nations have much on their plate right now, including internal problems such as accusations of human rights violations in their own governments.
The infographic is short and sweet, but very clearly illustrates where all the spam is coming from.