Miley Cyrus hacker “used multiple celebrity MySpace accounts for spamming”

Graham Cluley

The 19-year-old hacker who was raided last October for allegedly breaking into Miley Cyrus’s MySpace account and stealing candid photographs of the teenage singer, also hacking into the accounts of other stars according to the FBI.

According to an affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 5, Miley Cyrus was not the only victim of Tennessee teenager Josh Holly who used the online nickname “Trainreq”.

Wired magazine reports that music stars such as Rihanna, Chris Brown, Linkin Park and Fall Out Boy had their MySpace accounts compromised, with Holly spamming fans messages about where they could download ringtones for their favourite artists. Advertising affiliates are…

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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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.