Another calendar quarter is behind us, so it is once again time to wade into our spam traps and work out the latest SPAMPIONSHIP standings.
That's where we look at the sources of spam in order to calculate the Dirty Dozen spam sending countries.
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
Once every three months, we tot up our country-by-country spamtrap statistics for the previous quarter and calculate the Dirty Dozen.
Of course, this is one "competition" in which getting promoted into the Premier Division - the SPAMMIERSHIP - is a cause for disappointment, not jubilation...
To remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams ranging from identity theft to return-preparer fraud, the IRS posted its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams for 2013.
USA! USA! USA! is back on top as the world’s leading spam-relaying country.
See what other countries top our 'dirty dozen' list and get the latest spam stats from SophosLabs.
You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it's rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month hiatus.
What countries are responsible for relaying the most spam?
Sophos releases its latest "dirty dozen" report.
There's a zombie invasion going on - and it could have infiltrated your business, your home office, or even the corner of your bedroom.
Many members of the public still haven't understood that spammers don't use their own PCs to send spam..
A new report by Sophos has revealed the top twelve spam-relaying countries - and, once again, it's bad news for the United States.
Latest estimates reported in the press suggest that more than 2.2 million PCs based in the USA were hijacked by cybercriminals in the first half of 2010, and used as part of a botnet. And what's one of the principal Read more…
Sophos's latest report into spam-relaying around the world has discovered that Europe has snatched the top spot from Asia, as the top continent for relaying spam emails. With 35% of all spam intercepted by Sophos's global network of spam traps Read more…
Amidst all the hubbub and activities around International Kill-A-Zombie Day on Halloween, and Paul Ducklin determining that there are 80,000 zombies in Australia, one interesting piece of data may have been overlooked. Every three months Sophos publishes it's "Dirty dozen" Read more…
SophosLabs published some research today revealing that one in six spam emails are being relayed from compromised computers (which are part of hacker-controlled botnets) in the United States. Interestingly China and Russia seem to be sliding down the dirty dozen Read more…