Skype Users Targeted by Trojan

You all know of Skype.. That app that allows calls to be made from PC to PC..I used it once, but didn't like the layout and was doughty about it's security.

Well, TrendLabs researchers were alerted of a newly released Proof-of-Concept (PoC) that listens and records voice calls carried out via Skype. Trend Micro detects this as TROJ_SPAYKE.C. Skype is a popular application used for making voice over IP (VoIP) calls.

Upon execution, the DLL component (also detected as TROJ_SPAYKE.C) intercepts Skype traffic and hooks the send and receive APIs. This is done before Skype encrypts the traffic it sends to other users. This enables the Trojan to save all gathered information as audio files, which could then be sent to a malicious user.

This poses no threat as of the moment; it only collects information but does not decrypt the said information and consequently send it to a remote user. However, future attacks that do engage in information theft cannot be rules out.

Users are advised not to give away any crucial information when conversing online to prevent info theft. Trend Micro protects users from this attack through the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network.

Source from: TrendLabs | Malware Blog