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.
The Chaos Computer Club claims that a government-made "lawful interception" Trojan has abilities that exceed those allowed by the nation's legislature and that those features can be easily misused by third parties through a series of design and implementation flaws.