Virus writers turn from worms

Wednesday, 20 April 2005, 10:53 AM EST

Email worms are falling out of favour with the hacking community, according to a report investigating malicious internet activity.

Instead malware authors are increasingly subverting vulnerable instant messenger (IM) systems and using network viruses that do not require user interaction to spread. Other threats identified include botnets and increasingly intrusive adware.

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