Did sex-life bloggers have their computers hacked by Murdoch newspaper?

Things are hotting up in the headlines, with the ongoing story of phone hacking by the “News of the World” beginning to raise questions as to whether British newspapers might have also engaged in other kinds of underhand methods to spy on people.

Earlier today, two prominent bloggers suggested that The Sunday Times, another paper in Rupert Murdoch’s News International media empire, might have attempted to hack into their computers by sending them Trojan horses via email.

Zoe Margolis was revealed as the author of the “Girl with a one track mind” blog in August 2006 by The Sunday Times.

The blog charted the pseudonymous Abby Lee’s sex life as a single woman, and became an internet sensation. Inevitably this led to much speculation in the media as to who the real author…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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