Skype Trojan Records Your Calls

Apparently there’s a new piece of malware floating around that targets audio processors like Skype:

The Trojan has the ability to record audio from the computer — including any Skype calls in progress — and store the files locally in an encrypted MP3 file, where they can later be transmitted to the attacker.

The Trojan, which Symantec calls Trojan.Peskyspy, can be downloaded to a computer by tricking the user with an email scam or other social engineering tactic, Symantec says. Once a machine has been compromised, the threat can exploit an application that handles audio processing within a computer and save the call data as an MP3 file.

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