Scam of the day – June 22, 2013 – Nude photos of Kate Upton

Recently, the celebrity gossip website TMZ released a somewhat slightly censored version of a nude video of model Kate Upton topless on a horse.  The video was actually taken a couple of years ago during a photoshoot for a magazine, but only has become public now.  The video has drawn a great amount of attention because Kate Upton, famous as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has not done nude modeling and the desire for nude pictures of this stunningly beautiful woman is considerable.  The video as released by TMZ is censored in that large stars are placed over Upton’s nipples in the video as released by TMZ.

So what does this have to do with scams?  A lot.

Scammers take advantage of the thirst in many of the public for nude photographs of various celebrities and put up phony websites that promise nude photos of the woman of your choice, but only deliver malware including keystroke logging malware that can steal all of the information from your computer and make you a victim of identity theft.  Scammers also send emails or Facebook postings with links purportedly to take you to such photofraphs.  The queen of such malware is former Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson.  One out of every eight searches for photographs of Emma Watson will end up in malware that can harm your computer, steal your personal information and make you a victim of identity theft.   Also among the most dangerous women on the Internet this year are Eva Mendes, Halle Berry, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara.

TIPS

Do not click on links or download attachments unless you are absolutely sure that the source is legitimate.  The risk is too great.  Stick to legitimate websites with which you are familiar and don’t fall for the lures of emails with attachments that promise you nude photos of famous people.  It is also important to make sure that you keep all of your computers, smart phones, tablets and other portable devices protected by security software that is up to date.

Many people will be looking online for uncensored copies of this video online, but, as I have indicated, you have to be extremely careful that you are not going to a rogue website whereby you will end up downloading keystroke logging malware.  For those of you interested in seeing the video on TMZ which is an entirely legitimate website, click on this link:  http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_1ks6lx5c/