VIDEO: What the Katy Perry hack teaches us about computer security

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What Katy Perry teaches us about computer security | Graham Cluley

Katy Perry’s Twitter account was hacked.

Which is a problem, because almost 90 million people follow Katy Perry on Twitter, making the pop singer the most followed person in the world.

How do we know Katy was hacked?

She said something nice about Taylor Swift.

It could have been worse. Imagine if the hacker had tweeted a malicious link instead of a juvenile message to Perry’s arch-rival.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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