Taylor Swift’s Twitter + Instagram Accounts Were Hackedby Ali Szubiak | PopCrush
Another day, another hacking scandal. But this time, the victim is a pretty surprising one. Taylor Swift‘s Twitter and Instagram accounts were both hacked earlier today (Jan. 27). The tweets and posts they sent out were very tame — they asked Taylor’s followers to follow accounts that, according to TMZ, reportedly have ties to a group of hackers called the Lizard Squad.
The hackers claim to have nude photos of Taylor that they’re planning on releasing, but Taylor was quick to shut those rumors down with a tweet as soon as they surfaced. She said, “PS any hackers saying they have ‘nudes’? Psssh you’d love that wouldn’t you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.” While we totally believe Taylor, we aren’t surprised the hackers used that tactic to try and make some money. According to the Verge, the hackers were claiming they’d release photos of Taylor in exchange for a small payment.
Taylor informed her legions of fans that she had been hacked via her Tumblr account, which, so far, seems to be the only thing not yet hit by the group. She wrote, “Well, now I’m awake. 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. Never a dull moment.”
We love that Taylor is able to laugh at the situation, refusing to take it too seriously. She chose, instead, to ‘Shake It Off,’ if you will:
Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack…
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 27, 2015
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