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Skype Toolbar for Outlook Scam


Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code

Websense Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker™ Network has discovered a new wave of email attacks targeting the Skype Email Toolbar. Up to now, the amount of spam is not large, but we believe it will increase.

The spam email message contains a file attachment named, which could easily deceive users but is in fact a backdoor trojan that has a very low AV detection.

The spam email copies the look and feel of the legitimate application from Skype.

Screen shot of the email:

Websense® Messaging and Websense Web Security customers are protected against this attack.