Paris Hilton’s website hackedJanuary 15th, 2009 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Socialite heiress Paris Hilton has been targeted by cyber thieves trying to steal personal information of her fans through her website.The hackers infected her website ParisHilton.com with a virus, which sucks personal details from subscribers’ computers and it has hit thousands of her fans and spread to up to 15,000 other websites, Mirror.co.uk reports.
The virus, uncovered by computer safety consultant ScanSafe, prompts fans to update their systems and then downloads itself to their system.
From there, thieves can extract personal details such as bank information from a home computer or sensitive corporate material from a company network.
ScanSafe researcher Mary Landesman said: “Internet users should be especially cautious. Sites such as ParisHilton.com are extremely attractive targets for online criminals.”
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