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Sex Authors Claim Sunday Times Journo Hacked their PCs

Two major writers on sex contributing to blogs doubt that The Sunday Times of Rupert Murdoch hacked into the PCs they used, with a Trojan horse. Although there's no hard evidence to prove the fears, yet those fears are certain to even more intensify the growing scandal related to the hacking of News International. TheRegister published this on July 12, 2011.

Elaborating the incident, security researchers say that Brooke Magnanti wrote in a blog of her times when she earned from prostitution followed with publishing a book on it during 2005 under the pseudonym Belle de Jour, with the book turning out a grand success. Also, the day of the release of her book, an e-mail came to her that apparently a Sunday Times reporter sent her.

Magnanti read the message in Florida; however, she did not answer it. Rather she requested one of her friends to do so in order that she could stop others from knowing her whereabouts.

Magnanti said that the e-mail contained an attachment that began to automatically download but soon displayed a 'failure' message.

Meanwhile during another similar incident, sex writer Zoe Margolis for "Girl with a one track mind" a renowned blog where she described her adventures and who was exposed in The Sunday Times during August 2006 wrote on Twitter about reporters who infiltrated her PC too.

State the researchers that there's not much information to get from the tweets and it's an embarrassment not to have the persons involved tell anti-virus specialists about the dubious electronic mails. However, they maybe yet having those e-mails somewhere in their mailboxes, the researchers add.

Furthermore, an end-user with little technical knowledge who feels it maybe the media investigators' job to handle the e-mails may doubt the worst while indeed there's an explanation that's far more matter-of-fact.

Eventually, the researchers add that it's important to proceed extremely cautiously prior to making any conclusions. Malicious software disseminates through e-mail and electronic mails can be spoofed as well, while it wouldn't be proper to blame The Sunday Times journalists of dispatching trojans when there was actually no discovery of malicious software, they conclude.

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