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Skype users targeted in security threat

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Skype is being used by hackers to spread a malicious 'worm' that infects Windows PCs and can lock users out of their machines.

Skype users are warned not to click on any messages or links that they do not recognise.

The security threat comes in the form of a seemingly innocent instant message on Skype saying "lol is this your new profile pic?" When users click on the message they unwittingly download a file containing a Trojan horse malware file.

This Trojan horse opens a backdoor, allowing a remote hacker to take control of the infected PCs.

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Thanks for the warning!

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..wasn't there a million dollar challenge not so long ago to hack skype?

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Skype was not hacked at all. Simply sounds like fake Skype accounts being generated, add a couple of users from a list. Send out a link to a trojan the user downloads and executes on their computer in turn allowing the hacker to access it.

You can make programs to do all this.

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