If you had to guess which country in the world is the most targeted by spammers, the results might surprise you. According to figures recently released by Web security firm MessageLabs and reported by TG Daily, Swiss users receive 10 percent more spam than the average Internet user, and 23 percent more than U.S. users.
MessageLabs found that 84.8 percent of emails in Switzerland in June were spam, edging out the traditional leader in this category, Hong Kong, (82.6 percent). France (82.1 percent), Israel (80.1 percent) and Austria (79.6 percent) round out the top five. Canada received 77.8 percent spam; the United Kingdom 74.3 percent and the United States 68.8 percent. Spam levels in Australia were the lowest, at 66.9 percent.
Globally, MessageLabs found 76.5 percent of all emails to be spam, representing a 2 percent increase over the last six months.