Erin Andrews Peephole Video = No Good O_O
July 20, 2009 Leave a comment
An illegally taped nude video of ESPN sportscaster, Erin Andrews, has been spreading on the internet like wildfire. It is a clip of Erin Andrews through an illegally made peephole in her room. Unfortunately most, if not all, of the videos contain some kind of virus. Q_Q
“Naturally, the video went viral online and ESPN lawyers have been scrambling to shut down websites that post links to the material.
That means it’s getting increasingly hard to find on the web, but that hasn’t stopped the growing demand for it.
And it’s that drive that hackers are plugging into, according to sophos.com, a website that sells security software, but also provides security news.
One version of the hack, fools surfers into clicking on what appears to be a CNN version of the video, according to Sophos. When users hit the play button they are presented with a pop up window warning them that their popup blocker has blocked the video player window and they must launch another player. Doing so doesn’t play the video, but it does install a Trojan horse with which hackers can later attack the computer, says the site.
Both Apple and Windows computers are vulnerable, according to Sophos. It is not yet clear what effect the virus will have on computers or how widely it will spread.”