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Link / virus going around that's attacking your Skype account.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zero-day, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. zero-day

    zero-day Regular Member

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    "lol is this your new profile pic? hXXp://goo.gl/Ya6Se?image=cpa.infinity"
    "hXXp://lrngtfy.com/?q=JP+Diaz+Possession+Mugshot"
    "hXXp://goo.gl/B463c?img=josh_brewer"

    Those are a few of the links that where sent to me from people that have been affected by it, as well as a few friends of mine.
    There's a few different ones. Do not click on them. There is no Drive-By-Download on there ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive-by_download ). What their doing is (I believe) just removing friends / contacts from your Skype account. I can't see anything else going on. It's probably just using the Skype API to do so. But it doesn't hurt to do a virus scan and change your password(s) just to be safe.

    For the time being, I'm sure that most of you know what a virtual machine is, but if not, http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_newguest_setup_simple_steps.html
     
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    yes got same messages from skype contacts best way would be to reinstall the new version of skype...
     
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    lol your dealing with that scammy shitty network superior affiliate management no offence to you OP but these two retards are the worst people in the CPA industry i can see JD Diaz and Josh Brewer lmao....
     
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    I also got this and being a prick, I clicked on it. It then downloaded Skype.exe.

    Any recommendations apart from changing the password and doing a virus scan?
     
  5. zero-day

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    No, I don't burn bridges in this industry. They added me, I accepted, simple as that. Their simply contacts on my account. I know whats going around about them. I don't deal with their network what-so-ever.

    @Leith, check your processes(if on windows) by hitting control alt delete to open task manager, or start > run "taskmgr", or windows key + r (to open the "run" dialog) and put in "taskmgr" without the quotes of course. Then see if there is anything out of the ordinary, if so, end the process. But at that, do not end any process that you're not 100% sure of.
     
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    reinstall skype with the latest version...
     
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    no i didnt meant anything against you i know for a fact that yours is a good CPA network but it was just those two names i saw...
     
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  8. zero-day

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    Thank you for the kind words about my network. Oh I know how that network is. I stay on-top of the "drama" in the industry, just to know what's going on with it all.
     
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    I'm using a Mac so not sure how to do that on this machine.

    I have changed my password, and currently in the process of another Norton Antivirus scan. It's so stupidly clever the way this link virus thing works, lol. After I clicked it, I knew something was dodgy after Skype installed on my machine from the link.

    EDIT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19886241
     
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    When in doubt, save and reformat lol
     
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  11. zero-day

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    If you're on a Mac I don't know if you have anything to be worried about. But better to be safe than sorry.
    @Patel - very true lol