A new Trojan malware infecting Skype video conferencing software may be used to spy on others – particularly in Syria, an electronic freedom group warned this week.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said the malware, “BlackShades Remote Controller,” sells online for $40 and may be targeting activists in Syria.

It said there is evidence to suggest the use of BlackShades, whose capabilities include keystroke logging and remote screenshots, may have been carried out by pro-government hackers.

“This malware is distributed via Skype. It is distributed in the form of a .pif file,” it said.

During the latest attack, a malicious link is sent claiming to be an important new video.

When clicked, it can compromise the victim’s account and send itself to people in the victim’s address book.

Source: GMA News Online