Salma Hayek’s email account is hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to reports, Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has fallen victim to hackers, who have broken into her email account and released images of her private communications.

The actress, remembered equally well for her Oscar-nominated role in the biopic of Frida Kahlo as her erotic snake-dancing performance in “From Dusk Till Dawn”, had her MobileMe account hacked after hackers reset her account password by correctly entering her date or birth and guessing her secret question (reportedly the name of her most famous film role).

As a result, the world knows details of what iPhone applications Salma Hayek has download from the Apple iTunes Store, when she has arranged to have her Japanese face massage, and that her billionaire French husband François-Henri Pinault pays her bills.

Of course, it’s worth remembering that Salma Hayek is the…

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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.