Taylor Swift’s Instagram, Twitter Accounts Hacked
Haters gonna hate, hackers gonna hack. Social media queen and pop superstar Taylor Swift‘s Twitter and Instagram accounts were broken into by a hacker ring called the Lizard Squad on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 27).
Several strange messages began showed up on Swift's account, telling followers to “go follow my boy @lizzard" and promising that, in return, the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker would follow people back. One user captured a screenshot of the tweets, which don't cover the hacker's tracks too well.
Swift has 51.4 million followers -- she's the fourth-most popular Twitter account -- so the incident was noticed quickly, and the messages were deleted within 15 minutes. Swift's friend Hayley Williams of the band Paramore first alerted the singer to the hack, according to a lighthearted tweet from Swift.
The singer quickly turned to her un-hacked Tumblr to tell fans about the problem.
"My Twitter got hacked but don’t worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords," Swift wrote. "Never a dull moment." She added the hilarious hashtag #hackersgonnahackhackhackhackhack to the post as well.
Once her (newly very secure) account was back in her possession, Swift made sure to make one point perfectly clear.
When she isn't protecting her account from hackers and shaking it off with the best of them, Swift is gearing up for the 2015 Grammy Awards, where she's nominated multiple times. She is also getting ready to launch her 1989 World Tour, set to kick off in May.
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