Gordon Ramsay claims spyware used to hack into his email

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Gordon Ramsay, the continually cussing celebrity chef who has won 12 Michelin stars, is suing members of his wife’s family following claims that they used spyware to hack into his personal and company emails.

Chris Hutcheson, the father of Ramsay’s wife Tana, was sacked as managing director of the dirty-mouthed dough puncher’s restaurant empire last October, amid a blizzard of accusations from both sides.

According to media reports, Ramsay’s High Court writ claims that, with the help of an IT expert called Kevin Fung, Hucheson and other members of his family stole passwords with keylogging spyware, and used them to access confidential emails.

Hmm.. I wonder if Ramsay had a four-letter password?

It is further claimed that Jennifer Aves-Eliott, Gordon Ramsay’s personal assistant, was also targeted -…

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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