29 Jun '11, 7am

Hackers hit modelling agency, try 'nude photo scam' with stolen data

Hackers hit modelling agency, try 'nude photo scam' with stolen data

HONG KONG: Hong Kong model-actress Lynn Hung's modelling agency Style International Management fell victim to hackers, who then tried to scam aspiring models into sending them photos of themselves in the nude or in lingerie, reported Hong Kong media. "Our preliminary findings are that hackers have broken into an e-mail account for the (Style Model Hunt [email protected] City) modelling contest and retrieved messages that contained the details of the contestants. "They then opened a fake e-mail account ([email protected]) adding an 'L' to the legitimate e-mail address," said agency director Kim Chou in a press conference on Tuesday. She explained that the hackers went on to pose as agency staff and solicited photographs from contestants, requesting for photos of themselves in the nude or in lingerie. Chou revealed that the company found out about the incident after t...

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