Axl Rose’s Twitter account gets hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A spokesman for the Guns N’ Roses rock group has confirmed that lead singer Axl Rose’s Twitter account has been hacked, and that their European tour is proceeding.

Headbangers were alarmed on Sunday to see a message on frontman Axl Rose’s Twitter page that all upcoming performances were cancelled, and retweeted the message:

All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially cancelled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds.

However, some fans were skeptical about the announcement that future performance dates had been axed.

Note, for instance, that Axl Rose isn’t that regular a poster on Twitter. In fact, before this latest announcement the last update on his Twitter account dates from May 20th, and in fact he’s only ever posted on the system (if we include this most recent message) 36 times.

Furthermore, whereas Axl Rose’s previous Twitter updates via the Twitter for iPhone application, this latest announcement comes “via mobile…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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