It was only a matter of time before Skype, the popular VoIP software was made a target by virus authors. Websense, a leading internet security firm has discovered a worm that propagates through Skype Chat – the inbuilt instant messaging tool.
The worm which probably originated somewhere in the Asia-Pacific region (with a high likelihood of being Korea) prompts users to download and run a file called sp.exe. Once run a spyware gets installed – which can then steal login credentials and other sensitive information. It can even connect to remote servers to download additional malwares.
Reports about the number of affected people are yet to come in.