Saturday, May 18, 2024

Dorkbot Worm is Affecting Skype

After Twitter and Facebook, it seems Dorkbot has managed to infect Skype. Skype has always been susceptibe to malware and spam. The Dorkbot ransomware now gets people to click on random links that are sent to their accounts. These reports are being verified by security firms that have identified Dorkbot as the worm that sends out messages to social networks and tricks users to click on them.

So any tweet or status updated is seen by the viewer in another variation. This variation is a link that leads the unsuspecting user into the loop. Security firm Trend Micro has said that the Skype worm is ‘spreading fast’ and the messages are being seen in English and German. However, a contrary report by Sophos says that their investigation into the scale of attack is still underway and that they have seen a small number of reports so far.

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Mahak Sharma
Mahak Sharma
Sharma is the Lead-Instructional Designer at Pen Pundit. She takes care of all academic projects acquired and undertaken by the company. In her free time, she will be found fighting for animal rights.

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