Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Skype Worm Breaks Out in APAC

Symantec and Websense have warned Skype users of a new worm that spreads itself via Skype text messages.

Dubbed Chatosky by Symantec, the cycle starts with a Skype user receiving a message offering a file called sp.exe. According to Websense's preliminary analysis, when that file is run it installs a password-stealing Trojan and propagates itself via Skype.

The malware also tries to connect to a now-disabled remote server to collect additional code.
Websense says the original infections appear to be in the Asia Pacific region, especially Korea.
CA's, Sophos' and McAfee's security sites had no information about this worm at the time of writing.

Source: Itwire

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