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The scammer was threatening the victim continually through messaging, ultimately making his life miserable.Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. [UPDATED 2-25-18 below] The Daily Scam is very sad to report a scam that seems to be targeting men on social media like Facebook, but then progressing to the use of Skype for video chatting. Immediately after accepting their friendship, they messaged me. It then progressed to something with sexual undertones, eventually leading to an invitation to skype. One thing led to another with me eventually pulling my [privates] out.A malicious worm is taking advantage of the Skype API to spam out messages similar to the one below: Clicking on the suspicious links leads to the download of a ZIP files (variously called skype_06102012_or skype_08102012_image.zip) that contains executable files detected by Sophos anti-virus products as Troj/Agent-YCW or Troj/Agent-YDC.The Trojan horse opens a backdoor, allowing a remote hacker to take control of infected PCs, communicating with a remote server via HTTP.