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SpySkype.C

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SpySkype.C
Technical name:Trj/SpySkype.C
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It steals the user's access data (username and password) to Skype. It does not spread automatically by its own means.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Jan. 14, 2009
Detection updated on:July 14, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

SpySkype.C is a Trojan designed to steal confidential information from the user. Concretely, it obtains the affected user's access data (username and passwords) to Skype.

SpySkype.C does not spread automatically by its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SpySkype.C is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.