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Submission + - Syrian regime uses Skype to fire Trojan at opposition activists (techworld.com)

concertina226 writes: Further evidence has emerged that the Syrian Government is targeting opposition activists using a well-known remote access Trojan distributed through bogus Skype calls.

A blog this week by Mikko Hypponen of antivirus company F-Secure describes receiving the hard drive image of a Syrian dissident’s PC which turned out to have been infected with the widely-available ‘Xtreme RAT’, a backdoor tool for remotely controlling and accessing PCs.

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Syrian regime uses Skype to fire Trojan at opposition activists

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