Lend a little sympathy to pop star Justin Bieber today, after his Twitter account was hacked and an unauthorised message was sent to his 19 million fans.
19 million my ass. #biebermyballs
Fortunately the message was rapidly deleted, and it appears that the account was compromised more to spread embarrassing graffiti rather than with more malicious intention.
Just imagine how much worse things would have been if millions of Justin Bieber fans had seen a tweet from their hero offering, say, free concert tickets – and the link had really pointed to a website designed to strike their computers with malware.
That’s not to say that the hacker didn’t do any serious damage at all, of course. According to reports whoever broke into Justin Bieber’s Twitter account, also began to unfollow and block some of the…
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