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Stiletto model malware spreads via Skype

Security experts have urged companies to ensure that VoIP and instant messaging applications are not allowed to act as backdoors into corporate networks after the discovery of a new worm that spreads via Skype’s IM chat system.

Pykse-A poses as a link to a photograph of a young model called ‘Sandra’. Clicking on the link displays an image of a scantily clad model wearing stilettos, but only after infecting the PC with a downloader Trojan which then installs the worm.

“Once up and running, Pykse-A attempts to connect to a number of remote websites, presumably in an attempt to generate advertising revenue by increasing the number of hits,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

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Stiletto, Malware, Internet, Security, Communication, Online Communication, Skype, Spread, Model

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