Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 16:03
Katy Perry has 89 million Twitter followers, the most on the platform, and they were all exposed to a hacker who gained unauthorized access to Katy's account and started tweeting out messages with profanity, slurs and insults to Katy's supposed arch nemesis Taylor Swift.
Those tweets followed one that said “haha follow @sw4ylol #hackersgonnahack.” That account, which is still active, claims to be based in Romania and sent its first tweet on May 29. It also tweeted a link to a SoundCloud song supposedly by Katy Perry, which was taken down after a copyright claim by Universal Music Group.
Tech Crunch comment, "This incident is yet another reminder that despite the platform’s security measures, no one’s Twitter account is safe—especially if they are a celebrity. Other high-profile Twitters that have been hacked include Justin Bieber, Lea Michele, and Britney Spears—and even the U.S. Central Command. Earlier this month, Twitter said it recently found out about a 2013 data breach and required users to reset their passwords. One security researcher estimates it may have affected 65 million users, if not more.
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