Spammers will come at you via e-mail and IM, new study says.
David Legard, IDG News Service
Monday, March 29, 2004
Spam sent via instant messaging is set to become a major nuisance in 2004, a new study suggests.
The number of IM spam messages will triple this year, from 400 million to 1.2 billion, according to research firm the Radicati Group.
The increase in IM spam, also referred to as "spim", will come about due to much greater use of IM among businesses and a rapid increase in published IM names in corporate and public directories, Radicati says in a report.
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