Paris it!

By Derek Sooman on February 22, 2005, 2:42 AM
"Paris it!"

If you see these words as the subject line in an e-mail, please do yourself a favour and think before you download. Delete that mail immediately, because (surprise, surprise!) itís infected with a virus.

Two very different worms have been discovered, both of which claim to contain adult footage of the society heiress. Much as I am sure the temptation to download this will prove too much to take for many of us, its probably best if you donít.

Sober-K, which is spreading in the wild, mails itself using a variety of subject lines including 'Paris Hilton, pure!' and 'Paris Hilton SexVideos'.

The worm can send itself in either German or English, depending on whether it believes the recipient's email address to be owned by a German or English speaker.

The second infection, Ahker-C, sends itself using the subject line 'Paris it!' and an attached file called ''.

The latter worm has some nasty tricks up its sleeve. It will attempt to disable antivirus and firewall software running on the computer, and will block access to a number of websites.

Paris Hilton, who is apparently "the most commonly searched for female celebrity on the internet" has also again been in technology news recently, but for a different reason. It appears that her cell phone was hacked into, and that hackers broke into her phone address book, and published the private telephone numbers of celebrities such as Anna Kournikova, Lindsay Lohan and Vin Diesel.

The Drudge Report said it confirmed the authenticity of many of the numbers and e-mail addresses, including those of rapper Eminem, actor Vin Diesel, actress Lindsay Lohan, singers Christina Aguilera and Ashlee Simpson, and tennis players Andy Roddick and Anna Kournikova.

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Spike said:
I always thought Paris Hilton was the name of a hotel in France!
phantasm66 said:
I can't stand Paris Hilton at all. Apart from being a very annoying person, she is pretty ugly as well (take a good look at a picture of her) and she is a poor role model for young people, having been involved in some pretty sickening behaviour in the public eye. To be honest, I see nicer girls on the train to work every day. I think alot of the interest around Paris Hilton is completely unfounded.[img]
1758.jpg[/img][b]Paris Hilton is hardly worth it![/b]As far as I am concerned, anyone who downloads an attachment from an unsolicited source that says things like "Download Hot Paris Hilton video!" is just asking for it.As for her mobile being hacked into, I think this is the most brilliant piece of computing I have heard about for months. [Edited by phantasm66 on 2005-02-22 03:24:13]
AcornWEZ said:
Does anyone have Lindsey Lohan's phone number? I'm not fussed on Paris Hilton either. Nothing special at all.Still interesting story about the phone being hacked.Best wishesAcornWEZ
phantasm66 said:
Nope, but Eminem and Anna Kournikova are popping over to my place for a spot of deathmatch later!
smtkr said:
HAHA! Nice post Phantasm--good call posting the bruised arm picture.
Phantasm66 said:
here did Paris get the bruised arm[/url]?
Mikael said:
No respect for Hilton at all. Still, even though I don't like the way she became famous, and I don't like the way she is a "role-model," I still don't want to read a news article in the morning talking about how her PDA/phone thing was hacked.
Spike said:
well, I'll admit I'm not to fond of her (even though I thought she was a french hotel untill today! She just has a look about her I'm not comfortable with). I don't really want to read news about her in particular, but news about a virus is ok.I would REALLY love to read news detailing how her phone was hacked though (not too much detail though, else everyone will be doing it). I'm with P66. That's a really impressive piece of computing there.
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