Britney Spears has her Twitter account hacked again

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Just over two months ago I explained on Twitter why I was following Britney Spears. In a nutshell, I follow Britney on Twitter not because I’m interested in her music or her complicated private life, but because it’s the best way of getting a heads-up on when her account next gets hacked.

Ironically enough, I wasn’t on Twitter today as I was down in London speaking at the “Information Security in the Public Sector” conference about social networking threats.

So, where’s the irony? Well, while I was talking about some of Britney’s past troubles on Twitter her account was being hacked – again!

This time the bad guys replaced her wallpaper and profile picture with emblems…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.