Worm Spreading via Skype Chat?

Computer security analysts are studying reports of a worm that may be circulating via a feature in Skype's popular Voice over IP service. Security vendor Websense said the worm spreads through Skype's chat feature. Users receive a message asking them to download a file called "sp.exe." The executable is a Trojan horse that can steal passwords. If a user runs the Trojan it triggers another set of code to spread itself.

The first infected PCs appeared in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in Korea, Websense reported on its blog today. It said it was still investigating the issue.

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News source: PCWorld

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