You’ve probably already heard that the United States, Russia and China are the top spam-relaying countries. We decided to look at the volume of spam in terms of population, and a very different list emerged…
The following are the top ten countries based on spam emitted per capita.
- The Pitcairn Islands
- The Faroe Islands
- Falkland Islands
Of course, many of these countries are home to small numbers of people – The Pitcairn Islands, for instance, has an estimated population of 50 people, while Niue and Tokelau have about 2000 residents each.
How did our top three spam-relaying countries – USA, Russia and China – fare when their spam was measured in terms of population? Not surprisingly, their positions fell: the States came in at 64, Russia was at 45 and China at a lowly 132.
Other top spam-relaying countries that changed positions when we looked at them from a per capita perspective:
- The UK was at 50, not 9.
- Canada was at 89, not 26.
- Japan was at 136, not 32.
- Australia was at 85, not 33.