Gillian McKeith’s website seems to love spam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The website of controversial TV nutritionist Gillian McKeith has been compromised by hackers, who are using it as a staging post in their spam activities.

Gillian McKeith, who stopped calling herself “Doctor” after complaints that viewers of her colonic-loving TV shows might mistakenly believe she was medically qualified, is perhaps a surprising promoter of spam.

And yet, our spam traps have intercepted hundreds of spam messages pointing to the controversial eating guru’s website.

Here’s an example of just one of the spam emails that we have seen:

A look through our spam traps finds that spam has been sent linking to Gillian McKeith’s website since 16 July. We imagine that is when the self-hosted WordPress part of her website was compromised by the hackers.

My guess is that McKeith’s team has not been keeping…

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.

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