Some Skype customers have reported that their accounts have been used to send spam instant messages to their contacts. Spam messages include links to sites such as Baidu, LinkedIn and other popular services. If you think your Skype account has been hacked in this way, follow these steps to secure your account.
Learn more about keeping your account secure.
We believe hackers have illegally obtained username and password combinations used on other websites and then tried using them to sign in to Skype. If you re-use credentials on different sites and services, then just one attack on one of these sites can compromise those credentials everywhere else. That’s why we recommend you use a unique username and password combination, and set up two-step verification on your Microsoft account.
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