Trend Micro Identifies Malware Spreading via Skype

If you use Skype, you’ve likely been privy to an odd message coming from some of your contacts that says, “lol is this your new profile pic?”

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The explosion of this Trojan through various gaming communities was covered by SiliconANGLE earlier; but now Trend Micro’s malware labs have identified the malware as a variant of DORKBOT.

Users of Trend Micro’s product are already protected from this sort of intruder and the company has detected and blocked more than 6,800 associated files since Sunday.

Read up on the Skype-based attacks here to see why the payload is far more sinister than the silly name of this threat.