: new Skype Worm (Windows only)


CubaMark
May 7th, 2010, 10:06 PM
For those of you who may have contaminated your Macs with a Windows partition.... ;)

New version of Yahoo IM worm hits Skype too (http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20004456-245.html?tag=mncol)

On the heels of a worm that was installing backdoors on Windows systems via Yahoo Instant Messenger comes a new worm that is even more sophisticated in its social engineering and payload, security firm Bkis said on Friday.

The malware arrives via instant message through Yahoo or Skype with any one of a number of messages, including "Does my new hair style look good? bad? perfect?" or "My printer is about to be thrown through a window if this pic won't come out right. You see anything wrong with it?" Bkis wrote in a blog post.

The message includes a link to a Web page that looks like it leads to a JPEG, or image file. When the link is clicked on, the browser displays an interface that looks like the RapidShare Web hosting site and offers up a ZIP file for download. The extracted file is actually an executable file with a .com extension.

(CNet (http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20004456-245.html?tag=mncol))

fjnmusic
May 8th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Now that's a shame.

chas_m
May 8th, 2010, 08:40 AM
Couldn't have happened to a nicer OS. ;)