What’s troubling me is that it’s unclear what Skype is doing to stop this problem. I reported several of these numbers as abusive two days ago. Yet when I search today there are more of them, not less.
Skype support is notoriously hard to contact – a problem, I think, for a service that charges actual money – and that is something that needs to change. Paying customers (like me) deserve actual support, not FAQs and a “feedback” option.
I find it ironic this happened two weeks after Microsoft announced its intention to buy Skype. I doubt those two things are related. I would not be surprised if the attack were related to Skype’s log-in snafus last week, however.
Skype security – or lack thereof – is now yet another thing we need to worry about. Let’s hope voice spam doesn’t turn into the next malware epidemic.