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Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message


 

Malware that’s designed to download additional threats onto infected computers is being distributed by cybercriminals with the aid of fake Skype emails.

The malicious notifications carry the subject line “Skype Missed voice message” and they read something like this:

“Skype system:
You have received a voice mail message.
Date 01/27/2014
Message length is 00:01:18.”

According to Dynamoo’s Blog, a malicious executable is hidden inside an archive (Skype-message.zip) attached to the email. Once it infects a device, the malware starts communicating with a compromised server.

At the time of writing, most antiviruses are capable of identifying and mitigating the threat. However, since the cybercriminals behind this operation will likely launch a new variant of the malware, users are advised to avoid clicking on links or attachments contained in suspicious emails.

This is not the only type of fake Skype voicemail notification that’s being used to distribute malware. Back in November 2013, similar emails were making the rounds. However, at the time, instead of an attachment, users were instructed to click on a link.

 

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Re: Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message

Thanks Jeff just got one in my email inbox but the archive was was broken and there was nothing in it.

 

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Re: Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message

Well I posted above to soon I just got another and sent it to support!

 

[U] c:\users\daniel\downloads\skype-message.zip/skype-message.exe [MD5: AB703881CB4B3FBD5EE13DF30B7BB8D7] [Flags: 00080001.7197]

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/7d8b622d846bb6fbc01ecf648669ba1becbf59e43a4265db740ebfa6d1363167/...

 

Daniel Smiley Wink

 


 


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Re: Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message

I have just marked it Smiley Happy

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Re: Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message

Yeppers! Smiley Very Happy

 


 


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Re: Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message

Hello Folks I got another variant and one was a curupt archive via email and I sent it in to support this is the 3 one I have received in 2 days. So you are right on Jeff!

 

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a6559735e4e2eaac2f4ca11aa439a20872c9836b821babdcb8808e4a45246a87/...

 

[U] c:\users\daniel\downloads\skype-message.zip/skype-message.exe [MD5: 4DB2C82F41A6AA67C9DECB7A78C2B337] [Flags: 00080001.3354]

 

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Re: Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message

The spammers must really like you Daniel as your the only one of our millions of customers to see that particular file Smiley Happy In terms of the actual infection is the same one that was going around last year (Fax-send.exe/Voicemail.exe/Fax-doc.exe). 

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Re: Malware Alert: Skype Missed Voice Message

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Hi Roy yes I know I use my ISP email rogers.com and have 4 email accounts and they use Yahoo mail so with Yahoo mail I always gets lot's of spam and most with attachments and I feel sorry for the "Happy Clickers" I call them. So far no new one's today!

 

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Daniel Smiley Wink

 


 


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