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New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims’ machines to mine Bitcoins.

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A new piece of malware propagating across Skype has been discovered that tries to convince the recipient to click on a link. What makes this particular threat different is that it drops a Bitcoin miner application to make the malware author money.

While malware has spread on Skype and mined Bitcoins before, putting the two together could be an effective new strategy.

Security firm Kaspersky discovered the threat, which it names Trojan.Win32.Jorik.IRCbot.xkt, on Thursday night. At the time, most of the potential victims were from Italy, Russia, Poland, Costa Rica, Spain, Germany, and Ukraine, with the average clicking rate hitting 2,000 clicks per hour:

 

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