Check Out this Spam Map! A Real Time Map of Where All the Spam is Coming From!

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Our friends over at SpamShield have come up with a really nifty use for Google maps – they have created a spam map – they call it “Spam World” – which maps where all the spam is coming from – around the world – in real time (well, updated every fifteen minutes).

According to the map right now – while there are hundreds of IP addresses spewing spam across the world – in Russia, China, the Middle East, and Central and South America – the top spam-spewing IP addresses are in…. Reston, Virginia, in a Verizon cluster!


And, in fact, while conventional anti-spammer wisdom says that Florida is the most spammer-friendly state, a paltry 33 IP addresses are at this moment sending spam from Florida, while the Verizon cluster alone in Virginia contains a whopping 624 spamming IP addresses on its own.

The blueish purple map ‘pin’ – also the largest one – represents the largest number of IP addresses spewing spam at the moment. The pinkish red ones are IP addresses spewing out approximately 25% as much spam as the big purple one, while the orange pins and the green pins represent 10% and 5% as many IP addresses sending spam as the purple one, respectively.

The map makes for fascinating reading.

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Now, if only the folks in the position to could do something with this information, to stop these IP addresses from sending spam at all!

Here’s the map – to go to the SpamShield site to see the most current version, just give it a click!



 

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2 thoughts on “Check Out this Spam Map! A Real Time Map of Where All the Spam is Coming From!

  1. OK this is just cool. It is disturbing that quite a few of the IP addresses are corporate entities.

    AG

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