Taylor Swift just had one of the longest days of her life yesterday, thanks to a couple of hackers who attacked both her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Find out her response when they threatened to release her alleged nude photos!
On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, Swift’s followers were surprised to see some weird posts from her Twitter account, encouraging them to follow @veriuser and @lizzard. Realizing at once that this could be the work of hackers, many fans quickly posted outrage on whoever the hackers are.
In Swift’s case, she was informed of the hacking by Hayley Williams of Paramore, who apparently texted her of the issue that morning. Swift immediately contacted Twitter and helped her erase the posts and block off the hackers. Unfortunately, the hackers got into her Instagram account as well, so Swift took to her Tumblr account to confirm the hacking on both accounts and assure her followers that things will be dealt with soon.
But the hackers apparently have an ace on their sleeves. They claim to have nude photos of Swift and threatened her of their release unless they will be given money through Bitcoin. They even leaked out some of Swift’s DMs!
However, Swift seemed undeterred of the threat. When her Twitter account was finally recovered, she thanked Williams on informing her of the hacking.
With regards to the hackers’ threat, here’s what the “Shake It Off” singer has to say:
Under investigation, the hackers were revealed to be members of the Lizard Squad, a group of hackers who claimed they caused the interference in Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s XBox Live, and the email hacks of Malaysian Airlines. They even claimed that they caused the recent outage of Facebook, Instagram, AIM, HipChat and Tinder. But a Faceboook spokesperson denied the claim, saying that it was caused by configuration issues.
Nevertheless, the hackers probably thought it would be amazing to hack Swift’s account, which is said to be the fourth largest Twitter account with over 51 million followers.
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