Expect bigger attacks after Microsoft, Yahoo connect IM networks

Thursday, 13 October 2005, 12:21 PM EST

IM attacks are already exploding, up a whopping 2,000% since last year. The bigger, combined Microsoft-Yahoo network will let attacks spread even further and faster. IM worms have generally targeted individual networks, say, only Yahoo or MSN. That's why you haven't seen a global worm that propagates to millions.

By Gregg Keizer at InformationWeek.

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