Skype Valentine spam lure
Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code
Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has spotted an emerging malicious spam lure, masquerading as a message from Skype.
The spammed message uses Skype's logos and themes, posing as a Valentine promotion. With two days to go before Valentine's day, the fake promotion entices the user into sending a free Valentine video message to a loved one. The proposed video link in the message leads to a malicious compressed archive file named valentine.exe located at http://[removed]ftp.com/skype.com/valentine/valentine.exe (SHA1: e5f752badaf0fbc0afcf3081ac10bf781da59de6).
Executing the file installs a version of Skype along with an IRC backdoor file named: spoolsv.exe.
Earlier today we noticed that the same group were sending out spoofed-Hallmark e-greetings and now they have recently switched to this spoofed-Skype video card campaign.
Screenshot of a spammed email example:
Screenshot of the malicious archive file:
Websense Messaging and Websense Web Security customers are protected against this attack.