MessageLabs have just published results of worldwide email research. Those indicated Switzerland as the country that is attacked by spammers the most. In fact, average person in Switzerland receives 10% more spam than average web user from some other country. According to the results one email message in 134 is infected with a virus while phishing hook was detected on one message in 277.
Almost 85 percent of emails in Swiss email box is spam; this made Switzerland to take a crown off regular leader in this field – Hong Kong. Spam occupies 82.6% of inboxes in this country. France got ribbon for the third place with 82.1% of email messages recognized as spam. Israel and Austria had respectively 80.1 percent and 79.6 percent of spam emails.