Taylor Swift Hacked: Pop Star Says Hackers Will Find “No Nudes”
Taylor Swift has responded to the hackers who took over her Twitter and Instagram profiles last night in a series of tweets, in which she claimed they will find “no nudes” of her.
After the pop star’s accounts on the social networks were hijacked, with the hackers posting crude images on her Instagram account and tweets telling her fans to follow various accounts belonging to the Lizard Squad, she posted a series of tweets pertaining to the hacking after Twitter had managed to successfully keep the hackers at bay.
The attack appears to have been perpetrated by the Lizard Squad, the hacking group who managed to bring down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Christmas Day with a distribution denial of service (DDoS) attack, which sees bot accounts flooding servers in order to bring down online services and websites.
The members of the Lizard Squad who the hacked tweets told Swift’s fans to follow have been suspended by Twitter, and the hacking group has said that their main account may be the next to face the chop.
At the time of this writing, the only private material of Swift’s leaked by the hackers has been direct messages she has sent on Twitter, with no nude images of the star having surfaced despite her seemingly being threatened with them. In retaliation to these claims, Lizard Squad tweeted: “lol @ Taylor Swift.”
Lizard Squad recently claimed that they were behind the downtime recently suffered by Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM and Hipchat, though Facebook later refuted these claims and stated that the outage was due to internal issues, not the result of a third-party attack.