• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Virus spread by Skype infects more than 300,000 computers

May 21, 2013

More than 300,000 computers have been infected with a new worm that is spreading via Skype, 67 percent of them in Latin America, the consulting firm ESET LiveGrid reported on Tuesday.

The spamming virus requires just one click to infect a computer. The method used involves messages supposedly sent by user contacts related to images that the user can see by clicking on a link.

“Hello, are these really your photos? [link]” , “haha, Here is a nice photo of you [link]” are some of the messages used by the virus.

Once infected, the virus begins spamming all the user’s contacts with the same messages over and over.

Data released Tuesday say more than 300,000 people have clicked on infected links. According to ESET, the five countries with more infected computers are Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Russia.

“Its impact and speed of propagation are above average,” said the security firm.

You may be interested

Costa Rica tourism extension: Clarifications and details
Costa Rica
2839 views
Costa Rica
2839 views

Costa Rica tourism extension: Clarifications and details

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2021

The Immigration Administration (DGME) has issued the decree formalizing the extension of tourism visas until June 1 for visitors who…

DIMEX required for vaccination, Costa Rica says
Costa Rica
16399 views
Costa Rica
16399 views

DIMEX required for vaccination, Costa Rica says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 3, 2021

Costa Rica began administering coronavirus vaccines in December 2020, and the country hopes to inoculate its entire adult population. We've…

Campaign to help families, businesses in Guanacaste
Business
1251 views
Business
1251 views

Campaign to help families, businesses in Guanacaste

The Tico Times - March 3, 2021

Costa Rican authorities this week relaunched a campaign to support businesses and provide meals to tourism employees who lost their…