China close to being top spammer

From here:

The US is close to losing its place as the top spam sending nation on Earth.

Statistics from security firm Sophos show that China is fast catching up the US as a source of junk e-mail.

Graham Cluley, Sophos senior technology consultant, said that in 2004 more than half of all the spam in the world was coming from the US. This has dropped, he said, because the US was making efforts to find and fine prolific spammers in its orders.