What has happened?
A Trojan horse has been discovered that is capable of spying on Skype internet calls, monitoring the online activity of infected computers, logging keystrokes, and updating its functionality via the net.
The Trojan, which most anti-virus vendors are calling “R2D2”, but is also referred to as “0zapftis” or “Bundestrojaner”, was announced by the famous Chaos Computer Club (CCC).
Why is the Trojan called R2D2?
The name comes from a string of characters embedded inside the Trojan’s code:
Where did the CCC get the malware from?
German lawyer Patrick Schladt has told the media that the Trojan horse…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.