Chatting is a communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from the sender to a receiver. Chat messages are generally short in order to enable other participants to respond quickly. Thereby, feeling similar to a spoken conversation, this tool is an attractive place for cyberattacks to hack account and get data.
Nowadays most of the chatting platforms and instant messaging websites are a big place of frauds and the risk that come from the other users are very high and are as follows −
Viruses − Chatting can be attacked from emails attachments, phishing or instant messaging. This can result to the hacking of a user computer or a network.
Malicious software − Attackers can use the chat rooms to redirect the genuine user to a fake webpage to steal their credentials.
Hacking that comes from Hacked Chat Servers − This hacking can come when the server of the game has been compromised because of its vulnerability as a result this can put in danger all the users that are connected to this chatting server.
Regarding the security of your computer, it is the same as the gaming section.