IM attacks: 45% on MSN IM, 20% on YIM, 19% on AIM

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IM attacks: 45% on MSN IM, 20% on YIM, 19% on AIM

Postby TeMerc » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:30 am

FaceTime says 19% of threats were reported on the AOL Instant Messenger network, 45% on MSN Messenger, 20% on Yahoo! Instant Messenger and 15% on all other IM networks including Jabber-based IM private networks. Attacks on these private networks have more than doubled in share since 2003, rising from seven% of all IM attacks to 15% in 2007. In 2007 researchers saw a shift in the non-IM vectors used to distribute viruses, malware and spyware. Most notable is the rise in IRC-distributed attacks: in 2006, IRC accounted for 58% of attacks, rising to 72% by year-end 2007.

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