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IBM: Spammers like their weekends too

According to research recently released by IBM, spammers around the world are like the majority of people: they work Monday to Friday, and take it easier on the weekend.


August 22, 2017
By Staff

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“Over 83 per cent of all spam was sent during weekdays, with significant drops on weekends across the different geographies where spam messages originated. Over the six-month period we analyzed, the biggest day for spam was Tuesday, followed by Wednesday and Thursday,” reported the company in a blog post.

Globally, the largest originator of spam is India (30%), followed by South America (25%) and China (11%). The U.S. and Canada were a little further down the list (7%), with Russia just below (6%).

For more IBM research, read the blog post here.