Malware, Trojans Posing As Skype Password Change Notification

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by KevinL, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. KevinL Administrator

    Have you received a suspicious email from Skype?
    Email spam by cyber criminals posing as Skype stating that you have changed your password have been infecting computer systems with the Troj/Backdr-HN Trojan.

    A file (Skype_Password_insctructions.zip) is attached to the email, and if you unzip and execute its contents (Skype_Password_inscructions.pdf.exe), you run the risk of infecting your Windows computer with the Troj/Backdr-HN Trojan. The malciious file is using the well-known “double extension trick” to cleverly dupe the unwary into believing that they might be clicking on a PDF rather than executable code (exe).


    Spam Email Details

    Subject: Password successfully changed

    Your new Skype password has been set.

    You can now view your attached call history and inscturtions how to change your account settings.
    If the changes described above are accurate, no further action is needed. If anything doesn’t look right, follow the link below to make changes: Restore password Talk soon,The people at Skype Surprisingly, the links really do point to the genuine Skype website, Skype.com.

    Also See: Default Skype phone number used in phishing scams.

    As always, be on the lookout for unsolicited suspicious emails and always be wary of opening attachments which arrive out of the blue.

    If you receive a message from Skype stating your password has changed, do not open it, delete it right away.
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