Trojan horse steals Skype usernames and passwords

A Trojan horse posing as a Skype addon is stealing logon credentials, the company's online spokesman, Villu Arak, said yesterday in a blog posting. Calling itself Skype Defender, the malware installs if users download and run the executable SkypeDefenderSetup.exe, then launches to display a mock Skype interface complete with username and password fields. Entering valid information, however, only results in the bogus application claiming, "Your Skype name and password were not recognized. Please check and try again."

By that time, the log-on information, usernames and passwords remembered by Internet Explorer have been snatched and sent to the attacker.

The alert came five weeks after Skype acknowledged that the Ramex.a worm was hijacking computers running the VoIP software. Trojan horse dupes Skype users, steals usernames and passwords

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 23rd October 2007 1:42AM