Hackers aiming at instant messages

Monday, 12 June 2006, 11:29 AM EST

In typical IM attacks, hackers send out e-mail or IM programs designed to find and steal computer users' "buddy lists." Using automated computers, the hackers then will send unsolicited instant messages to everybody on that person's list, masquerading as the person and luring recipients to check out a fake Web site.

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