A recent report by a British computer security firm has placed the United States at the top of its list of 12 spam-relaying countries. While Canada didn't make it on Sophos Plc.'s Dirty Dozen catalogue, one e-commerce expert says the country is far from being squeaky clean.
For A.J. Byers, CEO at Magma Communications, an Internet service provider based in Ottawa, anti-spam legislation, either in Canada or the United States, will do little to curb the 24 million unsolicited e-mail messages that arrive at his business each month.
About 50 per cent of all e-mail received in Hong Kong is spam and could be costing the economy up to HK$10 billion (US$1.3 billion) a year, according to survey findings released today by the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA).