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Candace Bushnell, 'Sex And The City' Author, Has New Novel Leaked By Hacker Guccifer

08/05/2013 16:12 BST

The author of the original 'Sex And The City' books, Candace Bushnell, has become the latest victim of notorious internet hacker Guccifer, after the first chapters of her new novel were leaked.

Fifty pages of Bushnell's 'Killing Monica' were published online by the hacker, along with her reactions to the leak, in emails to her publisher and agent.

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Guccifer used Bushnell's own Twitter feed to post a link to screenshots of the first 38,000 words of new book, after hacking into her EarthLink email account.

Bushnell described the leak as "terrible" in one of the published email correspondences, while others show her frantic attempts to get the pages taken down.

Guccifer has not targeted an author before, having only previously hacked members of the American government and politicians.

However, it isn't the first time an author has had their work leaked online, as back in 2008 an anonymous hacker published 'Twilight' creator Stephenie Meyer's work on a follow-up to the hugely successful vampire series.

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