Computer Worm Lures with Alleged Zeta-Jones Photos
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A new computer worm has surfaced that purports to contain revealing photos of Catherine Zeta-Jones and other celebrities but actually installs a backdoor program that could allow someone to take over the computer, anti-virus company Sophos said on Thursday.
Users of the Kazaa file-sharing service and IRC instant messaging are at risk, although there have been no reports of infections yet, U.K. Sophos Plc. said.
The worm-infected file claims to contain compromising photos of female celebrities including, Zeta-Jones, Britney Spears and Shakira. Once the file is opened, a backdoor "Trojan horse" is downloaded onto the victim's computer.
The use of Zeta-Jones' name comes as she and husband Michael Douglas are waging a legal battle against a U.K. tabloid over unauthorized wedding photos, the company noted. Zeta-Jones was also recently nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her sultry role in the film "Chicago."
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