Worms biting harder into IM, P2P
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: October 3, 2005, 6:09 PM PDT
Instant messaging and peer-to-peer fans are being hit with more worm and malicious code attacks than ever before, according to research reports. The number of threats detected for IM and peer-to-peer networks rose a whopping 3,295 percent in the third quarter of 2005, compared with last year...Microsoft's IM network is the most popular target, with 62 percent of all attacks detected in the third quarter hitting MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger, IMlogic said. America Online's system is second on the list, with 31 percent affecting AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) or ICQ. Only 7 percent of the reported threats went after Yahoo Messenger users, according to IMlogic.
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