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Nude Photos of Carla Bruni

The promise of nude photographs of Carla Bruni, the attractive wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was used to phish into the computers of dozens of diplomats attending the 2011 Group of 20 economic summit. This group, generally referred to as the G20, is an organization of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 major world economies. The ministers each received an e-mail with the subject line being “French first lady nude photos” and containing a link to connect to those photos. According to a French government source, almost all the ministers and bank governors receiving the e-mail took the bait and clicked on the link, which indeed did take them to nude photos of Carla Bruni. However, by clicking on the link, the ministers and bank governors also unwittingly downloaded keystroke-logging malware that was used to steal information from the computers of those hacked. It is worth noting that before becoming the wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni was a model, actress, and singer who often posed nude, and her nude pictures can be readily accessed on the Internet without the viewer having to click on tainted links. The goal of the hackers from China who perpetrated this crime was most likely to obtain important financial information from these ministers and governors. The promise of nude photos being used to lure people into clicking on tainted links is nothing new. Every year this type of scam catches many unwary people.

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