Lil Wayne’s Twitter account shut down after hack attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Lil Wayne’s Twitter account has been taken offline, after someone hacked into the popular rapper’s account this weekend and posted a series of joke messages.

A hacker, who seemingly guessed the singer’s password, sent a series of bizarre messages to Lil Wayne’s 1.2 million followers – including rude tweets to celebrity pals 50 Cent, Soulja Boy and The Game. According to AllHipHop.com, some of the language used was highly offensive.

Mind you, any fan of music like that is probably used to distasteful language.

Lil Wayne has now shut down his Twitter account, which went by the name @liltunechi. To be honest, he hasn’t had the best of times on Twitter – his page was previously hacked late last year, with fake news being posted about upcoming performances.

Clearly if he can’t keep control of his Twitter account, it’s better that it be disabled.

If nothing else,…

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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.

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