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Hackers spread virus on sites spruiking ESPN reporter Erin Andrews' nude video
July 21, 2009 11:34AM
Erin Andrews is a television sports reporter. She is represented by the sports agency Career Sports & Entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, she was voted "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" by Playboy Magazine. Source: AP
PEOPLE prowling the internet looking for a video showing a popular American sports reporter naked have been warned not to bother.
Hackers have taken it upon themselves to protect ESPN reporter Erin Andrews as they spread fatal computer viruses sites promoting the explicit footage.
It is believed the video of Andrews walking around her hotel room naked was shot either through the peephole of her room or filmed through a hole purposely drilled through the room's wall, reports TMZ.
The people behind the video are trying to sell the footage to the highest bidder.
Marshall Grossman, Andrews' attorney, said in a statement that "she was the victim of a crime and is taking action to protect herself and help ensure that others are not similarly violated in the future.
"Although the perpetrator or perpetrators of this criminal act have not yet been identified, when they are identified she intends to bring both civil and criminal charges against them and against anyone who has published the material.
"We request respect of Erin's privacy at this time, while she and her representatives are working with the authorities."
ESPN said, "Erin has been grievously wronged. Our people and resources are in full support of her as she deals with this abhorrent act."
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