Erin Andrews Peephole Video Links on Internet Likely Contain Viruses
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Computer hackers inadvertently came to the rescue of ESPN sportscasting hottie Erin Andrews, scaring off would-be voyeurs from downloading a peeping Tom's video because of a threat of computer viruses.
Confession: We found this out on the Internet while searching for the video.
According to sites like Infoworld.com, some sites claim you can see the scandalous Andrews video by first downloading a video player. But if you do that, evil software will check to see if you're using a Mac or PC and customize an attack.
The actual video was removed from legit Web sites after Andrews threatened to sue.
Ironically, this is a case where the SOBs who write viruses and other malware actually look like good guys -- the potential of catching a computer bug has reportedly slowed the spread of the invasive video.