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    In the past few months, Russia has climbed up the list of top spam-sending countries. From seventh in August, it climbed to sixth place in September and to fourth place in October. We noted that many of the spam runs this month originated from Russia. Below are some of the spam samples we saw and detected this month.

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    Russian spam played a key role in many of the spam runs seen this month. From pharmaceutical to replica, casino, dating, malware-related, and salad spam, Russian IPs were found to be consistent contributors. Here are the top 3 spam-sending countries for the quarter ending in September.

    Percent of Unique IPs Country
    11.65% United States
    10.13% India
    8.69% Russia

    Read more insights about today’s threat environment in the October 2010 Threat Roundup.

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