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Britney Spears Most Popular Hacker Nickname

Date: June 18, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center

New York, NY (AHN) – A computer software company says pop music star Britney Spears’ name is used more often by “Spammers” than any other moniker.

Officials says those mass e-mails usually contain damaging viruses.

Panda Software says most virus creators employ good-looking women celebrities or other famous names to send their infected messages. Names often used including Spears, Paris Hilton, Bill Gates, and Osama Bin Laden.

A recent ploy used to pass along various infected messages told of Michael Jackson attempting suicide.

The top ten names on the Panda Spam list are Spears, Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Osama Bin Laden, Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, Anna Kournikova, Paris Hilton, and Pamela Anderson.
Panda advised computer users to install anti-virus software to protect themselves.
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