Sir Paul Maccartney falls victim to cyber criminalsApril 9th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sir Paul Mccartney joins the list of celebs who have fallen victim to cyber criminals. The former Beatle’s website has been infiltrated by hackers. Mccatney’s online page was infected by the ‘LuckySploit Toolkit’ on Saturday night (04Apr09), a program which allows digital thieves to access the personal details of anyone using the site by tracking their keystrokes. Experts at SafeScan, the company which first spotted the problem with MCCartney’s website, claim the hack began minutes after the musician appeared on stage at a benefit concert in New York with his former bandmate, Ringo Starr.
A spokesman for the firm tells British newspaper The Independent, “They obviously chose that time because they knew the site would be busy. We’ve seen this before with Paris Hilton and it can cause all sorts of problems. One of our clients was actually using (MCCartney’s) site and reported it. Hackers like these do around one site a week and obviously the more high-profile it is, the better.” - Sampurn Media
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