The IMlogic Threat Center, a global consortium to provide threat detection and protection for instant messaging (IM), today announced that monthly IM security threats in October 2005 increased more than 1,500 percent over October 2004, and more than 30 percent compared to September 2005.

In addition to their growth in numbers, the IM-borne worms have also evolved to become more malicious and destructive, said Waltham, Mass.-based IMlogic, a company that makes enterprise software for IM.

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