Leighton Meester sex video lure spreads Mac and Windows malware to Twitter users

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Here’s an unusual cocktail: Internet celeb and former Apple Mac evangelist Guy Kawasaki, a sex video of Leighton Meester (the star of hit TV show “Gossip Girl”), a sprinkle of Twitter, and a shot of web-based malware.

My suspicions were raised when I saw that Guy Kawasaki has posted a message saying

Leighton Meester sex tape video free download!

on his Twitter account.

Sure enough, following the link hops you between a series of websites, offering to show you a sex video of the young Hollywood actress.

As we’ve seen in other attacks in the past, agreeing to download the codec to view the sex video is not a good idea. The webpage can tell if you are…

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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