Fixing a hole? Paul McCartney’s website hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I have been on holiday for a couple of days, so sorry if the Clu-blog has been a bit quiet.. but I thought this story was worth a mention.

Paul “Thumbs aloft!” McCartney has had his website hacked according to media reports.

The Fab one, known to his millions of fans as “Macca”, apparently had his website fall foul of an obfuscated Javascript that was designed to spy on computer users as they went about their online banking.

Intriguingly, the hack occurred shortly after McCartney made a rare appearance onstage alongside fellow Beatle, drummer Ringo Starr. It wouldn’t be too far fetched to imagine that the hackers may have deliberately timed their attack to capitalise on…

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.