If you want an example of those links, I got one here :
Remove the .info if you want the actual suspect link, this one is safe and send you to the google analysis of the short url, you may check it if you like. It seems to send you on some russian site according to google, as said OP.
The same thing happened from my account. Message have been sent around 5am (UTC+2). I don't see them in my Skype history, but I have asked my contacts to report spam on the URL shortener website. Not sure if it helps at all though, seems like a different shortlink is sent to each contact.
As for the cause: Live Account activity shows nothing suspicious and no external applications show up in Skype's advanced options. Virus and malware scans found nothing so far either.
I have immediately changed my Skype and Microsoft passwords and set up 2 step authentication for my Microsoft account. No further spam messages were received since then (as far as I'm aware). Still it would be nice to know what was going on.
Same happen to me this morning - I was made awre of from my colleges...
I haven't been using skype for a very long time, at least ni this year myabe even longer.
It seems that Skype is hacked rather than us users. Whar are you going to do about this - Skype?
just adding, that this exact same thing happened to me as well. I also believe it must be a security issue, as I haven't opened/received any suspicious messages or been to any strange websites. I changed my Skype password but I'm not sure if this is enough?
Hi, i got the exact same thing. But it was sent around 1 am so i dont think it was sent from my pc.
Edit: I want to add that i didn't download any music, games, porn or anything at all. Also, i didnt go on any sites which may contain content like this (music, games, porn). Since i did never log into Skype with my mobile phone and it was sent while i was offline, i think (and i hope) thats a skype problem.