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!

Here’s more:

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!!

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About Chaitanya Dhareshwar

Chaitanya Dhareshwar, a Technocrat | CIO.

Member of various key technology and management organizations (IETF, ISOC, CSI)
with 14 years of technology management & advisory experience
has transformed companies from "stone age" to "space age". I build high-scale, self-sustaining, self-service platforms. Passionate about technology, innovation and creating killer opportunities that only great tech can bring. I've led teams from 5 - 150 people, and am hands-on with all forms of technology.

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