Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts were hacked
Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services.
The 25-year-old Shake It Off singer, whose album, 1989, has been atop the charts for the past three months, has built a following of young fans through social media and has the fourth-most popular Twitter account with 51.4 million followers.
Later, the culprits threatened to release her naked shots.
However, the 25-year-old Shake It Off singer responded to the threat, tweeting, "PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING."
Swift had used her Tumblr page to inform fans that she'd been hacked, but Twitter was working on shutting down the hackers' accounts.
The hacking is believed to be the work of The Lizard Squad, as several tweets had gone from the blonde beauty's account, telling her 71 million plus followers to follow @lizzard and @veriuser. The messages were also posted on her Instagram account.
The Lizard Squad claims to have hacked major gaming systems including Sony PlayStation and Xbox Live last year.