A security researcher and hacker that does by the online handle of TibitXimer claims that his Skype account has been hijacked six times in one day due to Skype's poor account recovery practices.
DDoS attacks are usually seen as the domain of hacktivists and hackers looking to block - then blackmail - companies that are heavily dependent on their Internet presence.
Voice is now data and as such it is a new attack vector for hackers into a company network.
A group of researchers from the Institute of Telecommunications of the Warsaw University of Technology have devised a relatively simple way of hiding information within VoIP packets exchanged during a phone conversation.
A team of researchers has proved that it is possible to determine the IP address of a user and tie it with his Internet use, and even correlate this information to his file-sharing activity with high accuracy, by taking advantage of a privacy hole in Skype.