A message from Skype states that major anti-virus vendors have been notified, with several already having updated their virus defintions to include the Skype scamp.
So far, the worm's overall threat level and damage potential appears to be low. The worm is easily detected and, once the user's anti-virusware is updated, removed.
But it offers a good reminder -- and a good chance to remind employees -- that the money they're saving using Skype doesn't mean they can skimp on security, and that peer-to-peer need not mean infection-to-infection.
According to Skype, anti-virus vendors with Skype worm removal info and tools include: