A bug within Skype’s software has been confirmed to be sending message to unintended recipients.
“Although we cannot determine precisely how many users may have been affected by this error, we believe the number is small given the very specific circumstances under which the error occurs.”
The bug appears to have been introduced back in June of this year, but until now has gone unnoticed.
Due to the glitch, Skype is suffering from a drop in users who are wary of using the service with the issues they are currently experiencing.
Skype is in the process of fixing the fault and will prompt users to download and apply the update to prevent the problem spreading.