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G20 Diplomats Fell For Virus Ruse

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/almost-everyone-took-the-bait-promise-of-naked-pictures-of-carla-bruni-was-used-as-bait-to-break-into-computers-at-g20-summit-in-paris-9000482.html

The promise of nude pictures of former French first lady Carla Bruni was used by hackers as bait to snare dozens of diplomats attending the G20 summit in Paris in 2011, it has emerged.

The email-based cyber attack involved duping victims into clicking on a link offering naked pictures of the former French first lady and model. The link, however, left the diplomats prey to the hacker's ‘espionage-focused malware'.

‘To see naked pictures of Carla Bruni click here’ said the message sent to those attending.

The link prompted recipients to open an attachment that contained an embedded virus known as a 'Trojan Horse'. Once clicked on the virus forwarded the email onto other recipients.

The attack, which it is believed could still be ongoing, originated in China, according to research published by US-based computer security firm FireEye.

“Almost everybody who received the email took the bait,” an official in Paris was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.

The elites excel it appears send them a link supposedly going to show them porn and they'll click.... I'm guessing most of these users will also be viewing this content on taxpayer laptops.

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