Erin Andrews Peephole Video maker jailed, as hackers take advantage

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Remember the ghastly story from last year of how ESPN sports presenter Erin Andrews was secretly filmed naked in her hotel room?

The video was predictably posted on the internet. If that wasn’t unsavoury enough, hackers weren’t slow to take advantage as they created webpages that pretended to be the video but really installed malware onto your Windows or Mac computer.

For example, in the following YouTube video I show how one hacking gang created a webpage which pretended to be the CNN website, in its attempt to fox you into believing you were watching a “safe” version of the video…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.