Definition Edit

In an instant messaging attack,

IM contacts are sent unsolicited instant messages from the compromised user's IM account. These messages look legitimate but in reality take the user to malicious websites or begin the download and installation of malicious files.[1]

References Edit

  1. Botnets as a Vehicle for Online Crime, at 6.

See also Edit

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