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#1 Hum

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:27

Nude pictures of former French first lady Carla Bruni were used to break in to the computer systems of dozens of diplomats.

The shocking security breach was first discovered at the G20 summit in Paris in February 2011 and may be ongoing.

"To see naked pictures of Carla Bruni click here" said a message sent to those attending, who included finance ministers and central bank representatives.

Bruni, a former supermodel who became President Nicolas Sarkozy's third wife in 2008, was well known for taking her clothes off in her early career. This prompted many to open an attachment which turned out to be a Trojan Horse with an embedded virus, although all recipients could see were the X-rated photographs.

Once accessed, it infected the computers of senior officials as well as forwarding the offensive email on to others.

"Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," said a government source in Paris, saying that this included representatives from the Czech Republic, Portugal, Bulgaria, Hungary and Latvia.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:29

In fairness, I'd want to see pics of her naked too....



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 04:38

Sex: the ultimate Trojan horse :shiftyninja:



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 16:04

Yuck.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 13:40

Yuck.

 

 

lol



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 13:45

Bruni, a former supermodel who became President Nicolas Sarkozy's third wife in 2008, was well known for taking her clothes off in her early career. 

 

 

 

 

Once accessed, it infected the computers of senior officials as well as forwarding the offensive email on to others.

 

 

Really? Offensive? If you willingly take your gear off and you are a celeb you can pretty much guarantee everyone you meet will have seen them or want to see them.

 

The embarrassing thing here is how easy it is to con people into opening mail they should obviously avoid. Maybe countries should invest in rudimentary security training for their diplomats.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 13:51

Yuck.

 

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I wouldn't mind seeing her naked.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 13:56

Even goggling that would've been much easier. Noobs

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 13:58

now i know what (french?) diplomats _really_ do.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 14:09

Hello,

Sadly she has passed her prime. Im not saying she isnt a attractive woman, Im just saying that I wouldnt ask her for nude pictures.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 14:33

And where are the pics? :D



#12 Roger H.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 14:39

Son, I am disappoint.

I came here expecting to see "examples" of the images used to commit these acts of hackery!

Bad news reporter, where is your detailed sources! :p



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