Skype worm targets VoIP users

By | December 18, 2006

Internet security company Websense has reported a new worm that uses the popular VoIP communication software Skype to propagate. Skype has seven million subscribers all over the world.

Early report indicates that the worm sends messages via Skype chat. When a message received, the user is asked to download a file named sp.exe. The executable drops a password stealing Trojan horse. It also connects to remote servers to download additional code from the Internet.

According to Websense, the number of infected people is unknown.

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