Cisco's IronPort group reports China seems to be getting its spam problem under control. Two years ago the company still ranked in the top five of world's biggest sources of spam but in the most recent report the country's rank has dropped to number 18.
Once the largest source of the world's spam, China has been gradually fading off the list of the world's top spam-producers. Right now Cisco Systems' IronPort group ranks it at number 18 in terms of spam-producing countries. That's a big drop from two years ago, when it consistently ranked in the top five.
Security firm Sophos reports the same thing, they now rank China as spam producer number 20:
But by the end of 2009, spam from China started to drop off significantly, according to Chet Wisniewski, a Sophos researcher.
Sophos now ranks China as spam producer number 20, right behind Spain.
"This is the first time in recent memory that China has not been in the top 10," said Cisco Research Fellow Patrick Peterson, in an e-mail interview.