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Paris Hilton’s Web Site Being Used in Web Attack

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January 12, 2009
Cyberattack
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Paris Hilton’s Web site has been hacked and is serving visitors a malicious Trojan program designed to steal sensitive information from their computers.

The hack was discovered by security vendor ScanSafe, which said that Parishilton.com (note: this site is not safe to visit as of press time) had apparently been compromised since Friday. Visitors to the site are presented with a pop-up window urging them to download software in order to enhance their viewing of the site. Whether they click “yes” or “no” on this window, the site then tries to download a malicious program, known as Trojan-Spy.Zbot.YETH, from another Web site. [PC World]