Huge rise in IM backdoor attacks

Tuesday, 22 March 2005, 1:57 PM EST

Hack attacks using instant messaging (IM) as an unprotected backdoor in enterprises are reaching epidemic proportions, industry experts have warned.

Analyst firm IDC said that the problem is leading to a sharp hike in highly sophisticated IM attacks that spread malicious code and worms directly into organisations without any end-user intervention.

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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