Security firms started issuing warnings about a new malicious campaign making the rounds on Skype, spreading ransomware and a worm that’s designed to initiate click fraud activity. Initially, the scheme seemed to be less dangerous, but now that the problem has escalated, Skype has started taking measures.
“Skype takes the user experience very seriously, particularly when it comes to security. We are aware of this malicious activity and are working quickly to mitigate its impact,” a Skype spokesperson said.
They also provide some valuable advice for customers on how to avoid falling victim to such malware.
“We strongly recommend upgrading to the newest Skype version and applying updated security features on your computer. Additionally, following links – even when from your contacts – that look strange or are unexpected is not advisable,” the company’s representatives advised.
Security researchers are also in the process of investigating this campaign. Judging by the fact that it has evolved a great deal in the past days, we can expect it to be modified even further.