Skype Trojan can log VoIP conversations

Skype Trojan can log VoIP conversations

Symantec claims to have found the public release of source code for a Trojan that targets Skype users..

Security giant Symantec claims to have found the public release of source code for a Trojan that targets Skype users.

Trojan.Peskyspy is spyware which records a voice call and stores it as an MP3 file for later transmission.

An infected machine will use the software that handles audio processing within a computer and save the call data as an MP3. The file is then sent over the internet to a predefined server where the attacker can listen to the recorded conversations.

Since the call is an MP3 it does not take up too much space, and means that transfer speeds are lower.

Symantec admits that the threat risk is low at the moment but that, since the code is publicly available, malware authors are likely to use it as part of a customised snooping package.

The downside for the malware creators is that they would need a lot of time on their hands to go through hours of Skype audio files to find anything of monetary interest.

Source: Copyright ©v3.co.uk

See more about:  skype  |  security
 
 
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Epson's 100ppm inkjet coming soon
24 Mar 2017
The Epson WorkForce Enterprise is the "most powerful office printing system ever built", capable ...
ReadyNAS RN214 review: Netgear's easy-to-use four-bay NAS
16 Mar 2017
Looking for a business-class four-bay network-attached storage device that’s easy to use? ...
How the CIA hacking tools allegedly work: inside the WikiLeaks files
8 Mar 2017
WikiLeaks reveals how the CIA has allegedly hacked into Samsung TVs, iPhones, Android phones, ...
Spammers 'leak database of 1.4 billion users'
8 Mar 2017
Spammer's data hoard – which includes real names, email addresses and in some cases home ...
Beware of fake 'ASIC' email carrying ransomware
6 Mar 2017
Security provider MailGuard says it has detected "one of the largest-scale fraud inundations" in ...

Latest Comments

From our Partners

PC & Tech Authority Downloads