Naked Security has recently reported spammed emails, posing as messages from Skype. These messages are being sent out to Skype users, claiming their passwords have been changed on the service. The email prompts you to click on a link resembling a PDF file that reads “Restore password,” and if opened, heightens the risk of your Windows computer becoming infected by the scam.
The malware is a worm that opens up your computer and allows the hackers to have direct access to your system. However, there are ways to catch this scam before it unleashes any harmful bugs into your computer. When taking a closer look at the email, Naked Security points out that the spammers have misspelled the word “instructions.” Other than that, the email closely resembles legitimate messages from Skype, fooling many into opening the file.
Remember to always be aware of suspicious emails and attachments, especially if you are uncertain of the accuracy of the message.
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