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Lady Gaga's Facebook hacked, fans fooled

social media Updated: Dec 20, 2011 12:52 IST
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If Lady Gaga offers a limited edition iPad to her' Little Monsters', who wouldn't like to own one? A scam on the singer's Facebook page fooled many fans into clicking the link to win an iPad.

The contest rules and registration were presented as a link to a Blogspot page, according to Graham Cluley from the security firm Sophos, who spotted the scam.

The presence of the fake iPad offer didn't go unnoticed, and was taken down within an hour.

"Lady Gaga's new iPad comes out in 3 days! So for the next 72 hours we will be hosting a massive giveaway to all the Mother Monster fans. Sign up and receive your special Lady Gaga edition iPad in time for the Holidays! For contest rules and registration visit the link below," a Sophos blog post quoted the scammers as saying.

But innocent fans were in for a shock as the scam link directed them to a site asking for their personal information.

According to msnbc.com, "Lady Gaga's Twitter account had been hijacked to promote the same fake iPad scam. Lady Gaga herself later tweeted, 'Phew. The hacking is over! And just in time, I'm on my way to Japan! So excited to spend Xmastime with my TokyoMonsters!'"

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