Websense: Skype worm on the loose
Early reports indicate that the worm sends messages via Skype Chat, an instant-messenging tool. The messages ask recipients to download and run a file called sp.exe.
Once the file is executed, it installs spyware that can steal passwords and other personal information. It also connects to a remote server to download additional code.
According to Websense, the worm seems to have come from the Asia-Pacific region, possibly Korea.
The number of people affected is still unclear.