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The Most Followed Person on Twitter Has Been Hacked

Data dump; User accounts compromised

Yesterday, pop singer Katy Perry’s Twitter account spewed offensive remarks and tweeted at rival star Taylor Swift that Perry missed her. 

In addition, Perry’s record-breaking account, with 89 million followers, tweeted a link to a track on SoundCloud, which is believed to be an unreleased Katy Perry song called Witness.

The tweets have since been deleted.

The hacker seems to be the Romanian-based Twitter user @sw4ylol.

The @sw4ylol account tweeted a takedown notice from SoundCloud and an image of a copyright claim from Perry's Universal Music.

sector

Entertainment; Social Media

reported

May 31, 2016

reported by

BBC

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

United States

perpetrators

Hacktivists

location of perpetrators

Romania

date breach occurred

May 30, 2016

date breach detected

May 30, 2016