How to hack diplomats at G20? Naked Photos of Carla Bruni!

Most hackers know that to break into ones computer, you must use something that is enticing to the receiver.  It appears that the promise of nude photographs of former French first lady Carla Bruni  with a link in an email was just the ticket to ensnare several foreign diplomats at the 2011 G20 summit in Paris, France,  to embed what is being called,  ‘espionage-focused malware’.

carla_bruni‘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.

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