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New Malware Targets Skype: Records Your Calls

Though we usually talk about more outdoors related topics around here, this new Trojan, which is referred to as the T9000, is worth knowing about and fighting against if you use Skype. It will actively record your conversations and can gather insane amounts of information about you. Be on the lookout for RTF files and until this malware can be caught by virus scanners don’t open any of them.

 

A malicious computer program is targeting Skype users and listening in to their conversations, security experts have warned.

The Trojan, called T9000, was spotted by experts at Palo Alto Networks, who call it ‘backdoor malware'.

The researchers also warned it is so sophisticated, it can hide from even the most popular anti-virus software, making it extremely difficult to detect. Continue Reading

Paul Stevens

Written by Paul Stevens

I've always been an outdoorsman. Growing up in the mountains
twenty five miles from the nearest town (of only 1000 people
even!) will do that for you.

Since moving on from my first career as a wildland firefighter,
I've run a travel adventure company, built my own home in the
wilds of North Idaho and recently taken a stab at this writing
thing. Happy to be a Ready Tribe contributor.

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