New Skype Virus Malware Detected

Attention Skype users. Trend Micro has detected anew a "Koobface variant" that targets the VoIP application Skype. The TrendLabs Malware Blog identified the new variant as TROJ_VILSEL.EA.
The supposed “Koobface variant,” detected by Trend Micro as TROJ_VILSEL.EA, steals a user’s contact list, phone numbers, location, and other information that may be part of the user’s Skype profile aside from the user’s login credentials. It is also capable of using Skype’s built-in instant messaging capability to send links to people on the affected user’s contact list. These links all go to affected domains with copies of TROJ_VILSEL.EA.
Skype VirusTrend Micro Smart Protection Network protects users from this attack by blocking access to the malicious URL, thereby preventing users’ systems from getting infected.

Via: TrendLabs Malware Blog - “New Koobface Variant” Targets Skype