MSIL/PSW.FakeSkype [Threat Name] go to Threat

MSIL/PSW.FakeSkype.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 129024 B
Detection created Feb 14, 2012
Detection database version 6882
Aliases PWS:Win32/Sypak.A (Microsoft)
  TR/PSW.Sypak.A.1.A (Avira)
Short description

MSIL/PSW.FakeSkype.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information. The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine. The trojan is usually a part of other malware.

Installation

The trojan does not create any copies of itself.

Information stealing

MSIL/PSW.FakeSkype.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information.


The trojan gathers information related to the following services:

  • Skype

The following information is collected:

  • login user names for certain applications/services
  • login passwords for certain applications/services

The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.


The trojan contains an URL address. The HTTP protocol is used.

Other information

Trojan requires the Skype, Microsoft .NET Framework to run.

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