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quietman7
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject: IM attacks up nearly 80% Reply with quote

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Malicious code attacks over instant messaging networks are up almost 80% over last year...The total number of threats for 2007 so far is 226...That number is a 78% increase over the same period last year...The code used in the attacks was either brand new code or a variant of earlier code detected by the IM Security Center.

The new worms included Exploit-YIMCAM, Hupigon-SJ, InsideChatSpy, SpyPal, StealthChatMon, Svich and YahooSpyMon...the attacks are moving beyond the nuisance stage and getting more malicious...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad I don't use IM programs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use aim, for some reason, I dont get targested. My myspaces are being attacked nonstop these days. I report them to myspace as fast as they come in....
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