Instant messaging worms and viruses growing exponentially

Posted on Wednesday, March 09 2005 @ 0:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Three new worms were discovered today that target Microsoft's MSN Messenger. According to IMlogic Threat Center instant messaging and P2P exploits have exploded this year - with a 50% growth each month.
"IM viruses and worms are growing exponentially," said IMlogic chief technology officer Jon Sakoda, in a statement.

The threat center has warned of more than 30 widespread incidents of IM or P2P viruses, worms, or other malicious code thus far in 2005, said Sakoda, with the bulk--81 percent--of them aimed at instant messengers.
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