Probably the most adopted account on Twitter has been hacked

The most followed account on Twitter has been hacked

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Social media accounts get hacked on a regular basis, however final night time the sufferer listing included the present most-adopted (at 89 million, the @Twitter account itself solely has fifty five million) Twitter consumer: Katy Perry. After briefly spewing a number of vulgar and racist tweets the incident was shortly cleaned up, with no indication of precisely what went down. The primary tweet indicating something was amiss pointed to a nonetheless-lively account (@sw4ylol) that posted a couple of e mail screenshots, whereas additionally dismissing a declare the hack occurred because of an previous MySpace leak. The photographs posted included password resets (with one by Twitter itself) and the screenshot of a SoundCloud takedown discover for a music “Witness 1.three” that might be an unreleased monitor.

Lol. pic.twitter.com/DfqUOjE45Z

— sway (@sw4ylol) Might 31, 2016

It seems Katy Perry’s Twitter — together with her greater than 89 million followers — has been hacked… pic.twitter.com/VmTVKJYGqj

— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) Might 31, 2016

No matter occurred, it must be an excellent reminder to all about defending our on-line accounts: allow two-issue authentication the place potential, ensure that your e mail and telephone quantity information is updated, disconnect unused/shady apps and ensure password reset questions aren’t too straightforward to guess. We have contacted Twitter concerning the incident and can replace this submit if there’s a response.

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