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Skype Voicemail Spam leads to Blackhole / Zeus Attacks


You’ve probably seen the infection plaguing users of Skype that we wrote about on Friday (and updated on Monday with details of Ransomware and click fraud), but there are other things out there wanting a slice of the Skype Userbase Pie too. Take this spam mail which claims to be a Skype Voicemail notification, for example:

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It reads as follows:

Hi there,

You have a new voicemail

Sign in to Skype to listen to the message.

If you no longer want to receive email alerts about new voicemails, unsubscribe now.

Talk soon,
The people at Skype

It looks pretty authentic, and will send curious clickers to URLs tied up in Blackhole / Zeus infections. On a related note, we’re also seeing Sprint Wireless and fake Facebook friend request spam doing much the same as the above so please be careful when wading through your inbox – there’s a fair amount of spam targeting users with exploits right now and it covers a wide range of subjects from payroll notifications and Craigslist adverts to UPS invoices and American Express payment receipts.

Christopher Boyd (Thanks to the GFI Labs for finding this)

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