Why you shouldn’t send Erin Andrews peephole video links to your friends

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The internet is still abuzz with talk of the video of Erin Andrews, the ESPN sports reporter who was covertly filmed naked in her hotel room.

In fact, “Erin Andrews Peephole Video” and “Erin Andrews Peephole Pictures” seem to be some of the hottest terms that people are searching for on the web right now.

As I reported back on Sunday, hackers have created webpages claiming to contain the controversial footage that Erin Andrews’ legal team are trying to have wiped off the net. The cybercriminals are not doing this because they want to share the unauthorised footage, however. Their interest is to infect your computer with Mac or Windows malware.

That doesn’t seem to have deterred many people from searching the internet for links though, and many news blogs and sites like Twitter 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.