Serena Williams outburst video? Advantage hackers

Graham Cluley

Once again, it’s time to remind internet users to be very careful when searching the internet for information about breaking news stories.

This weekend ace tennis player Serena Williams made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, after losing her cool with an official at the US Open. Serena’s threat, as she lost her semi-final to Kim Clijsters, to shove the tennis ball down the line judge’s throat didn’t go down well with officials.

Perhaps understandably, people who missed the match on television may have turned to the internet to hunt for the fruity footage. However, be careful what you click on – as you can see in the screenshot below, some sites claiming to contain video evidence of Serena Williams losing her cool may carry malicious code.

Clicking on the link takes you to yet…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.