Users attacked by mysterious AIM buddies

This afternoon, someone was surreptitiously adding unauthorized chat buddies to AOL instant messaging clients running across the Web. Three separate Register employees noticed the offending buddies, which show up under the “AIM Bots” portion of the AOL buddy list, carrying the names “Prof Gilzot,” “sharethisdotcom,” “Spleak,” and “WSJ.” In one instance, they appeared on a third-party Adium client that ties into AOL’s instant messaging network.

More at http://www.theregister.com/2007/06/12/aim_buddy_attack/

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