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    Cyber-thieves plant virus on Paris Hilton's website


    Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress, has fallen prey to cyber-thieves who hacked into her website and infected it with a virus to steal her fans' identities. The Hollywood heiress has been a target of cyber-criminals and hackers in the past Visitors to the 27-year-old socialite's website, ParisHilton.com, risk having sensitive personal information stolen from their computers.

    The virus, discovered by computer security consultants ScanSafe, prompts users to download software to enhance viewing of the site. However, whether they click 'yes' or 'no' on the pop-up, the site attempts to download a malicious Trojan program from another infected website.

    From there thieves can steal personal information such as bank details from private computers or sensitive company files from corporate networks. It is thought that the virus has hit thousands of fans and spread to up to 15,000 other websites.

    Mary Landesman, a security researcher from ScanSafe, said: "Internet users should be especially cautious of security threats on high traffic and celebrity websites."The big thing with Paris Hilton is the number of visitors that she gets. Sites such as ParisHilton.com are extremely attractive targets for online criminals because of their popularity.

    "While it might seem titillating when a celebrity's site is compromised, the impact it has on site visitors is quite serious."It's always doubly concerning when we see a high-profile website get compromised."The Hollywood heiress has been a target of cyber-criminals and hackers in the past. Recently, a message on the social-networking website LinkedIn promised pictures of Paris Hilton naked, but were actually fake links to get surfers to click on websites infected with viruses.

    In 2005 her system was hacked into and her personal photos, text messages and database of A-list phone numbers were revealed.
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    i bet her password was something like my_sextape_rox and the thieves guessed it easily!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa!n_ View Post
    i bet her password was something like my_sextape_rox and the thieves guessed it easily!
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