Akonix Software Says IM Networks in Danger

A local security software maker has issued a warning about malicious code attacks over instant messaging networks.

Akonix Systems Inc. said it tracked 10 new malicious code attacks over IM networks in May, raising the total count of malicious worms to 73 through May 31.

The research was conducted by Akonix and its industry colleagues in IM infrastructure and security schemes: Sophos and Secunia.

Although the number of identified worms is down from last year, the sophistication has increased, said Don Montgomery, vice president of marketing. He said just one rapidly propagating Trojan or worm could take down a business network.


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