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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Skype Worm Virus Warning

A new worm is sending convincing fake Skype Instant Messenger chats in an attempt to infect victims, the company warned today. The worm affects users of Skype for Windows.

The worm sends chat messages that attempt to trick victims into thinking they were accidentally sent a file with messages tempting the recipient to look at the message. The displayed link attempts to download a file ending with a .scr extention, used for screen savers. If double clicked, the malware known variously as Skipi, Pykspa and Ramex will first attempt to disable securty software, and then install another, data stealing piece of malware.

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