Skype Spamming Tool in the Wild - Part Two

The less technologically sophisticated lone cybercriminals have always enjoyed the benefits of stand alone DIY applications. From DIY exploit embedding tools in a Cybercrime 1.0 world, maturing to today's web malware exploitation kits and their copycat alternatives, to plain simple spamming tools that matured into today's managed spamming services already starting to offer spamming services beyond email, stand alone spamming applications remain pretty popular.

With yet another Skype spamming tool released in the wild, which just like the previous one I discussed a couple of months relies on Skype's support for wildcast searches, and is spamming with authorization request messages until the user adds the contact, malicious parties seems to be more interested into supplying the desired services, than emphasizing on the quality assurance process.

Despite the possibilities for localized targeted attacks delivering messages with malicious URLs into the user's native language, benchmarking this tool's features next to the ones offered by certain bots taking advantage of social engineering by spamming the infected host's contacts, is positioning it far behind even the most primitive IM spreading bot modules, whose extra layer of social engineering personalization makes their IM malware campaigns much more effective ones.

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Uncovering a MSN Social Engineering Scam
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DIY Fake MSN Client Stealing Passwords
Thousands of IM Screen Names in the Wild
Yahoo Messenger Controlled Malware


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