Instant messaging worms and viruses growing exponentially

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 09 2005 @ 00:25 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.
More info at InformationWeek


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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