Paris Hilton hack started with old-fashioned con

Friday, 20 May 2005, 12:45 AM EST

When hotel heiress Paris Hilton found out in February that her high-tech wireless phone had been taken over by hackers, many assumed that only a technical mastermind could have pulled off such a feat. But as it turns out, a hacker involved in the privacy breach said, the Hilton saga began on a decidedly low-tech note -- with a simple phone call.

By Brian Krebs at the Washington Post.

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