MSN Messenger Shutdown Inspires Malicious Fakes

Microsoft’s announcement that it intends to shut down its long-running MSN Messenger service and replace it with Skype has inspired enterprising malware developers to start offering fake installers.

The original announcement came late last year, but only recently as the cut-off date of April 8 (April 30 in Brazil) approaches have these attacks appeared in significant numbers.

Kaspersky’s securelist.com offers some additional details, including some of the domains involved.