Video of Naked ESPN Reporter Inspires Hackers

In victory for karma, download attempts unleash virus
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2009 2:09 PM CDT
Erin Andrews arrives at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday July 15, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Peephole video of an ESPN reporter naked in a hotel room is lighting up the sports blogosphere—and not just because Erin Andrews is the star of many a basement-dwelling mama's boy's fantasy. Some attempts to download illicit footage have led to the spread of a computer virus. "Hackers are no slacks when it comes to taking advantage of a hot internet search trend," a computer security expert tells USA Today.

Andrews' lawyer said in a statement: "Although the perpetrator or perpetrators of this criminal act have not yet been identified, when they are identified she intends to bring both civil and criminal charges against them and against anyone who has published the material."