Q1 2021 Spam Statistics? Which are the world’s WORST spam enabling countries and spam supporting ISPs?

“Spam is a waste of the recipients’ time, and, a waste of the sender’s optimism.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Back in January, a well-known email security vendor Mimecast’s certificate used to securely connect with Microsoft 365 was stolen by hackers. Before that, in December 2020, 200M Microsoft 365 accounts were affected by a phishing email attack. Oh, and let’s not forget that in December 2020 Sendgrid (a well-known email marketing platform) had 140 reported email phishing spam complaints which unquestionably affected email deliverability.

Seems like there’s no rest for the wicked with spammers and cybercriminals upping their game and coming up with all sorts of new sinister ways and practice to achieve their nefarious goals. Do you have any idea what are Q1 2021 spam statistics? Which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are the world’s worst spam supporters? Or, which are the world’s worst spam supporting countries? Spamhaus does.

The World’s 10 Worst Spam Enabling Countries

Did you know that the first recorded case of a mass unsolicited commercial telegram was in May 1864? Some British politicians received an unsolicited telegram advertising a dentist.

Email spam (a.k.a unsolicited bulk email – UBE or junk mail) has been a plague and tormenting marketers and businesses since the Internet was opened for commercial use in the mid-1990s. Unfortunately, despite spam being a problem of massive proportions, some countries do very little to deter spammers from operating within their borders and have either weak or non-existent anti-spam laws. 

Spamhaus’s World’s Top 10 Worst Spam Haven countries, as of April 28, 2021, are – 

Live Spam Complaints:

  1. China – 3,994 
  2. The U.S. – 3,141 
  3. Russia – 848 
  4. Japan – 390 
  5. Korea – 370 
  6. India – 364 
  7. Hong Kong – 357 
  8. Turkey – 346 
  9. Vietnam – 299 
  10. Dominican Republic – 248 live spam complaints

The World’s 10 Worst Spam Supporting ISPs

The reason unsolicited emails continue to pollute the internet and peoples’ inboxes is due to a small number of ISPs who knowingly sell services to spammers for profit and/or either do nothing or not enough to prevent spammers from operating through their network. 

Spamhaus’s World’s Top 10 Worst Spam Support ISPs as of April 28, 2021, are – 

Ongoing Phishing Spam Complaints:

  1. chinanet-gd – 723 
  2. google.com – 513 
  3. chinanet-js – 384 
  4. microsoft.com – 377 
  5. chinamobile.com – 281 
  6. cloudflare.com – 259 
  7. chinanet-hb – 254 
  8. wind.com.do – 245 
  9. chinanet-zj – 235 
  10. skbroadband.com – 142 

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