Alert!! Trojan masquerading as Skype installer

Security analysts are warning of another malicious software program masquerading as an installer file for Skype. The program sends the victim's Skype credentials, as well as any other logins or passwords stored in Internet Explorer, to another server, wrote Villu Arak, a Skype spokesman based in Tallinn, Estonia, on a Skype blog. Skype, the VOIP […]

Security analysts are warning of another malicious software program masquerading as an installer file for Skype.

The program sends the victim's Skype credentials, as well as any other logins or passwords stored in Internet Explorer, to another server, wrote Villu Arak, a Skype spokesman based in Tallinn, Estonia, on a Skype blog.

Skype, the VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) program owned by eBay, is frequently targeted by malware writers because it is widely used. Other attacks have focused on sending links to malware via Skype's chat function as well as worms.

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