McCartney's Web Site Hacked

Malware allowed hacker access to fans' computer data
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2009 2:49 AM CDT
McCartney's Web Site Hacked
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform at the Change Begins Within Concert, Saturday April 4, 2009 in New York.   (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

(Newser) – Paul McCartney's official web site was infected with malware that allowed hackers to access computer data of fans who logged on, reports the Telegraph. An internet security surveillance firm spotted the LuckySpoilt invasion early this week and purged the site. It's unclear how many users may have been affected. Hits to McCartney's website have skyrocketed since the singer reappeared with Ringo Starr for a benefit concert last Saturday.
(Read more Ringo Starr stories.)

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