Sorry, we can’t hack Taylor Swift’s Twitter account (even if you ask nicely)

Graham Cluley
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We get some pretty interesting feedback from readers of Naked Security from time-to-time, but this one takes the word oddball to all new heights of space-hopperdom.

A fan of the SophosLabs YouTube channel sent us a message with an unusual request:

i love your videos man and i was wondering if you can hack back into twitter and have Taylor Swift follow me?

my twitter is [LINK] and hers is [LINK] incase you didnt know… but you probably did haha.
please write back…

Wow – that’s true fan dedication. I know Taylor Swift is very talented, but imagine being such a worshipper of the young country pop singer that you would beg a computer security firm to break into her Twitter account so she’d hear what you have to say!

I checked out our correspondent’s Twitter page. Judging by his wallpaper, he appears to be confirming his love for Taylor Swift,…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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