Shylock banking malware spreads via Skype

Posted: January 22, 2013 in IT Security News, Security Notices
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Trojan via Skype

The updated version of bank malicious software Shylock appeared in open access.

According to security experts from the Danish company CSIS Security Group, last week publicly available update has started to extend banking trojan Shylock. One of the new features is the ability of the virus spread through Skype.

This addition allows a trojan to dispatch messages and harmful files by means of the client of the popular VoIP-service established on infected system. At this Shylock it is capable to bypass precautionary messages of Skype, and also to erase traces of the activity from its history.

Earlier in the Trojans already been implemented functional spread itself through instant messaging services such as MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. Virus sends malicious links casual contacts in these applications.

“To date, Shylock is one of the most advanced banking Trojans designed to compromise systems, e-banking – reported to CSIS Security Group. – The code is constantly being updated regularly and there are new features. “

CSIS Security Group report can be found  here .

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