IM Malware Attacks on the Rise

With 41 new attacks carried out during the month of December alone, 2006 proved to be a significant growth year for threats distributed over instant messaging systems.

According to a new research report produced by security software maker Akonix Systems, in San Diego, experts at the company unearthed some 406 new IM-borne threats over the last 12 months, compared with 347 attacks tracked by the company in 2005.

In 2004 the company's security analysts discovered just under 50 attacks that were carried out either via IM or peer-to-peer technologies. Research: IM Malware Attacks on the Rise

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 4th January 2007 2:42AM