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Fake links to nude celebrities crash New Zealand Internet

07
Sep
2014

New Zealanders keen to view hacked photos of naked celebrities are being blamed for a nationwide Internet meltdown involving the countrys main provider. It took telecommunications giant Spark, the rebranded Telecom Corp., until Sunday to fully repair what it termed a dynamic cyber-attack that overloaded its system covering more than 600,000 customers. The intimate celebrity photos, which included actress Jennifer Lawrence and singers Avril Lavigne and Rihanna, were stolen from a cloud storage system. Spark tweeted it was aware that when people clicked on some links they inadvertently installed malware generating a high amount of traffic to overseas sites.

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