NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, February 21, 2005

Paris Hilton's phone hacked Posted by Gergo @ 11:00 GMT

Paris Hilton

A list of celebrity phone numbers and email addresses appeared on the Internet after Paris Hilton's Sidekick phone's information was stolen - most likely from the web back end. The intruders stole Paris' Sidekick Address Book, Notes and some personal photos. Many of the phone numbers has been verified and found to be valid, until the owners change them, at least. On the list, among others, there is Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Lindsay Lohan and Vin Diesel.

Not much is known about the hack though. The site where the information was posted originally had the following note:

"The previous information was obtained using social engineering tactics."

This only serves as another reminder for people to use difficult enough passwords everywhere and no, pet names are not difficult enough...