43.18% of spam sent in Jan 2006 originated in the US

The Commtouch Detection Center monitors spam distribution patterns on a global level. January 2006 spam statistics show that 43.18% of global spam is sent from US-based sources (down from approximately 50%). China is also a significant ‘launching pad’ for 12.89% of the spam. Korean and German sources distribute about 4% of global spam, and the rest of spam originates from around the globe.