A virus has left the heiress's website unsafe
Paris Hilton’s website has been left unsafe for use after it was hit by a cyber-virus that attempts to steal fans identities.
Anyone who logs on to ParisHilton.com runs the risk of having their sensitive personal information, such as bank details, nicked.
The virus prompts users to download software in order to improve the viewing of the site, but regardless of whether they click ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ they will still get hit by the Trojan virus.
Mary Landesman, a security researcher from ScanSafe – the company who discovered the problem – said, ‘Internet users should be especially cautious of security threats on high traffic and celebrity websites.
‘The big thing with Paris Hilton is the number of visitors that she gets. Sites such as ParisHilton.com are extremely attractive targets for online criminals because of their popularity.
‘While it might seem titillating when a celebrity’s site is compromised, the impact it has on site visitors is quite serious.
‘It’s always doubly concerning when we see a high-profile website get compromised.’
The virus has now been removed but it’s thought that thousands of fans have already been affected.
The heiress doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to technology, in 2005 her mobile was hacked into and all her celebrity friends’ phone numbers were published on the internet.