Trojan spreading on Skype network

Posted on Saturday, Mar 24 2007 @ 00:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Security experts warn for a new Trojan horse that is spreading through the Skype communication network:
The malicious code, known as both Warezov and Stration, is similar to an earlier version detected in February, but with a new URL (uniform resource locator) and a new version of the malicious code, according to an alert posted Thursday by Websense Inc.

Websense warns Skype users to watch for the message "Check up this," with a URL containing a hyperlink.

The code itself isn't self-propogating but when it runs, the URL is sent to everyone on the user's contact list.

When users click on the link, they are redirected to a site that is hosting a file named file_01.exe. Users are then prompted to run the file and if they do, several other files are downloaded and run. The downloaded files are other versions of the Waresov/Stration malicious code.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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