The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Aug 31 2009   3:16AM GMT

Trojan that targets Skype users.

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

An Australian website posted that the Skype Trojan can log VoIP calls. Here is an insert

“An infected machine will use the software that handles audio processing within a computer and save the call data as an MP3. The file is then sent over the Internet to a predefined server where the attacker can listen to the recorded conversations.”

It is also possible that this trojan can affect other popular VoIP applications, although this isn’t proven.

The Trojan is named Trojan.Peskyspy. So to all you Skype users do some reading and research on how to protect yourself. Here are some articles that you all can browse through.

Trojan.Peskspy | Symantec

Trojan.Peskspy Blog by a Symantec Employee

And here is an interesting story about how Trojan.Peskspy attacks Skype encryption though Windows API.

Happy Surfing!

NS

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: