Skype hacked by CIA

    Skype hacked by CIA

    Skype hacked by CIA


    Posted: 24 Apr 2017

    Skype has been comprised and targeted by your friendly neighborhood CIA agent as revealed in latest WikiLeaks leak, code-named "Vault 7".

    This is not trivial since Skype boasts that it has more than 300 million monthly active users as of March 2016.

    Recent CIA Wikileaks release mentions "Skype" hack for spying on users, under the section called "Fine Dining Tool Module Lists".

    For the uninitiated, the Wikileaks"Vault 7" release list a host of exploits for common everyday free and paid applications by the CIA. The "Fine Dining Tool Module Lists" section list applications whose modules or libraries (which are loaded to run the program known as dynamically loading libraries (DLL)) have been compromised and replace. This is know as "DLL Hijack" in the document. A hijacked DLL enables practically anything to be done by the remote collectors; it can collect keystrokes, take screenshots, record microphone, snoop on your mail and the dreaded scenario of complete control over you computer using a remote administration tool RAT...

    How to Prevent this?

    No guarantees here, especially if you are already infected and don't know it. But best practice is to clear your temp files of all files;
    • C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp
    • C:\Windows\Temp

    These are accessible by typing at Start->Run
    • TEMP
    • %TEMP%

    Do a deep clean using Clean Your System and Free Disk Space | BleachBit to remove all temporary files from you browsers.

    Lastly: Don't install your products from download folder. Create a new folder and move installer there. Then blow it away.


    Read more: Metadata Consulting: Skype hacked by CIA
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    24 Apr 2017


  1. Posts : 13,690
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    I always thought the Celestial Intervention Agency was fiction from Dr Who.
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  2. Posts : 12,734
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    cereberus said:
    I always thought the Celestial Intervention Agency was fiction from Dr Who.
    You watch too much TV
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