Hacker steals Katy Perry’s Twitter account, sends insults to her 89 million followers
Katy Perry’s Twitter account — the largest on the social network, with a whopping 89 million followers — got hacked Monday. The hacker, identified only by Twitter handle @sw4ylol, used it to send racist and homophobic slurs to the pop singer’s followers, as well as love messages to rival singer Taylor Swift.
Additionally, the hacker, whose Twitter account was still active at the time of writing, appears to have posted an unreleased Katy Perry song to SoundCloud.
Control over the singer’s Twitter account has apparently been restored by its owner, and offending tweets were deleted, but not before they were immortalized in the form of screenshots on many of Katy Perry’s followers’ accounts. Read more…