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China to fight spam.

The Beijing goverment has joined the international efforts to fight spam, by adopting the London Action Plan on Spam Enforcement Collaboration.

Following months of discussions, China has agreed to sign up to the plan which will mean greater co-operation between countries in analysing spam campaigns, investigating their origin, and encouraging ISPs around the word to take appropriate measures to defend innocent users.

In April, Sophos reported that almost 10% of spam originated from computers based in China. Much of this spam is being sent out through compromised computers, known as "zombies", under the control of remote hackers without the knowledge of their owners.

After the USA and South Korea, China is one of the biggest producers of spam in the world.

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Publication:Database and Network Journal
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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