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Belarus has eclipsed the US to become the biggest single source of global spam, according to cloud-based email and web security firm AppRiver. Junk volumes from the landlocked former Soviet republic, which borders Poland and Russia, hit an all-time high on 13 April and have sustained this level since then. In January, …


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  1. Throatwobbler Mangrove

    "7.45 per cent from the Ukraine..."

    No - not "the Ukraine", just "Ukraine". The definite article is not just redundant but wrong.

  2. MrPatrick

    According... The Guardian this morning Belarus is also the worlds top country... for Beaver Attacks (and Deaths).

    Coincidence? I think not.

    1. Big_Boomer Silver badge

      Re: According...

      Beaver attacks????? Noooooooo!

  3. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

    why not

    unplug (figuratively speaking) Belarus until they get their house in order? Would anyone notice but Belarus?

    1. Tapeador

      Re: why not

      Gas pipeline :-/

      Also cutting off information flow helps its present dictatorship.

  4. BornToWin

    I'm all for full recourse

    I suggest using the top secret tech that allows authorities to send a digital fire to the HDDSs of all SPAMMERs burning up their PC hardware. I hope that film crews are on site when the fires begin and the perps panic. This would be news worth watching.

    1. Fatman

      Re: I'm all for full recourse

      Almost as good would be a nasty that triggers the SECURE_ERASE command built into most current hard drives.

      I have often wondered if there was a way to access the internal LBA layout table1, and wipe it out, or better yet, scramble it.

      1 Most people are aware that the "old" cylinder/head/sector nonsense that one once HAD to use in partitioning a hard drive is no longer necessary; there is STILL some internal table that maps a specific LBA to the physical sector containing the data. If one could only fuck up THAT table!!!

  5. Shaun 2


    All traffic from Belarus now being dropped by my little firewall :)

  6. Bob AMG

    Operation Blackhole Belarus

    Then add them to your spam list.

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