Skype Coupons Related Website Delivering Malware
According to GFI Labs, its researchers have found the skypevouchers.com themed website as presently delivering malware along with client-side exploits on computers accessing Skype's online site. Zdnet.com published this dated March 16, 2012.
Reportedly, James Dee, Senior malware Analyst with GFI discovered one rogue website apparently having association with Skype coupons. Appearing like one Skype Credit, the coupon has been circulating since a while, thus it already represents significantly among 663M* consumers of Skype.
Further, named manjakuhapy.com, the rogue website actually is one authorized kids' garments site hosted in Malaysia, which was attacked and infected with one malevolent PHP script called 'contact.php.'
Taking help of one small iFrame tag, this malware is delivered as it uploads content to the otherwise lawful manjakuhappy.com site after hijacking it and making it part of the scam. Moreover, some specified Java exploits abuse security flaw within JRE (Java Runtime Environment), an element of Oracle.
Importantly, cyber-crooks haven't been targeting Skype's website in a maiden instance. For, as per recent news of February 2011, mass mailers hit Skype consumers' inboxes with phishing messages that informed them that they'd be led via multiple identity authentication web-pages as well as that it was the chief concern of Skype to safeguard their Skype accounts, adding the company regretted for possible trouble the situation might've caused.
Moreover, on one weekend of May 2011, Skype consumers felt that a PC-worm was attacking them when certain software unexpectedly got planted onto their systems via VoIP. Named EasyBits GO, the program was served in the form of an update for Skype Extras, while it caused confusion among consumers regarding its origin and intention. Indeed, a few end-users described it a PC-worm owing to its dubious activity, including problem in cleansing it off post implantation on their PCs.
Conclusively, as per advice to Web-surfers, GFI has asked them to exercise caution while doing online hunt for non-chargeable Skype coupons. For, they could end up with items they weren't ready to purchase. Further, business and home-users have been recommended for making sure they had the most recent editions of browser plug-ins and intermediate software while online.
Related article: Skype Plugs Critical Security Hole
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