Reality star turns back on TV to fight cybercrime

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to a report in glossy celeb gossip magazine “People”, reality star Spencer Pratt is quitting TV to focus on fighting internet threats.

Spencer Pratt, who has carved a name for himself as ‘the guy you-love-to-hate’ in reality MTV show “The Hills”, says that he has found a new purpose and passion in life while studying software engineering – with a focus on encryption – at the University of Southern California.

“Upon learning of President Obama’s declaration that the ‘cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,’ I have decided to refocus my energy and devote my full resources to helping America face this and other unprecedented challenges,” Pratt told People magazine.

Crumbs. That’ll give the Koobface gang…

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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.