Skype worm on the loose: Websense

by admin December 19, 2006 at 5:55 am

Internet security firm Websense has discovered a worm that uses Skype to propagate.

Skype is best known for allowing its subscribers to make free telephone calls over the Internet. The company has over seven million subscribers and was acquired just over a year ago by online auction firm eBay for US$2.6 billion.

Early reports indicate the worm sends messages via Skype Chat, which is an instant messenger tool, asking recipients to download and run a file called sp.exe.

Read more: ZDNet Australia