There’s a new attack method being used through Skype. If you receive a message from someone you do not know, please do NOT accept the message!
Free internet-calling service Skype is being used by hackers to distribute a ‘worm/virus’ that infects users Windows PCs.
On clicking an instant message saying “lol is this your new profile pic?” users are unwittingly downloading a file containing a Trojan horse malware file. This opens a backdoor allowing hackers to hijack infected PCs and recruit them into a “botnet army”.
Users can be locked out of their machines and held to ransom, the BBC reports.
Currently antivirus softwares are not able to detect this sort of activity – so we need to be careful!!