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Rogueware distributors use Skype

Oct 5

Rogueware distributors are like the cockroaches of the Internet; they’re everywhere.   Malicious search results, online advertisements, and iframe hijacked sites are the typical distribution methods, but every once in a while we come across an interesting approach.

Recently, a colleague alerted me of a spam message coming through to his personal Skype account.  The message appeared out of nowhere from an account labeled “Online Notification” and made the typical claims of a found infection.  Once the victim navigates to the site, the usual fake antivirus trickery takes place.

Skype Spam


Skype isn’t the most reliable or innovative distribution method, but we’ll go ahead and give them an "A" for effort. 

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