Has Britney Spears had her Twitter account phished?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

(Read the update to this story: Twitter: Britney, Barack, Rick and Fox News weren’t phished – they were hacked).

Could Britney Spears, the troubled pop princess, have become the victim of the phishing scams that have shaken Twitter users in the last few days?

I just visited her page on Twitter and saw the following update, which I find unlikely to have been approved by her management team who are taking care to control her public image as she rebuilds her career:

At approximately 17:30 UK time the message was removed – but clearly this is a sign that someone broke into her account. Whether this was a result of the…

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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.