According to Bitdefender, the upgrade links appearing on the videos promising content are actually leading to harmful Trojan links. Those internet users wrongly hoping to catch an illegal look at private footage of Emma Watson — be warned. Not only, as Jennifer Lawrence suggested earlier this week, should you "cower in shame" at the perceived expectation of your actions, but you are also being used as bait in a rampant new malware scam. As is the case with many Facebook scams, victims end up as marketers for cyber-crooks. Disguised by the Flash Player icon, Trojan downloads the infected components into computer files. The videos are hosted by a fake YouTube account, identified by the Anonymous Guy Fawkes avatar in the left hand corner.
Emma Watson private photos stolen in 'hack'
Emma Watson nude video leak is a fake used to spread malware | The Independent
Please refresh the page and retry. D oes anyone really believe that Emma Watson deserves to have her private photographs shared around the internet? Why is it any different for someone who happens to act for a living? R egardless, it seems possible that they do capture her in a state of undress. Amanda Seyfried and Mischa Barton are also thought to be among the other hacking victims and reports suggest their images are more explicit. S pot on. L ook, we know that the internet is unsafe and that our smart devices probably aren't as secure as we think.
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Watch fullscreen. Emma Watson is now one of many celebrities who have had their private photos stolen and leaked online. Just this week, photos of the "Beauty and the Beast" actress appeared online, and her and her team are going on the legal offensive. Her publicist told the Telegraph that photos from a clothing fitting from a couple of years ago were stolen, but nothing sexually explicit was taken.