If someone on Skype asks you "lol is this your new profile pic?" don't click the link.
A type of malware known as Dorkbot is going around the video-calling service tricking people into being scammed by asking that question, in both English and German.
Once users click on it, they are redirected to download a file from hotfile.com that holds the malware.
The worm was discovered by Trend Micro, a security firm that wrote about the malware Monday.
Trend Micro says that once infected, computers become part of a botnet, or a network of computers controlled by hackers to execute denial of service attacks, in which attackers try to jam a website by getting large numbers of computers to contact it at the same time.
Infected computers also steal the user's log-in and password information used for accessing various websites. In addition, the malware spreads itself further by messaging the user's Skype contacts with the "lol is this your new profile pic?" scam.