Miley Cyrus hacker gets a visit from the FBI

Graham Cluley

A hacker who posted candid photographs of Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus on the internet was the subject of an FBI raid yesterday.

19-year-old Josh Holly, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, boasted that he had broken into the Disney teen queen’s email account and stolen photos – including, according to media reports, pictures of her baring her midriff in the shower, and “posing provactively” in her underwear and swimsuit.

According to Holly’s previous statements, he broke into Cyrus’s Gmail account to find the photos, and also illegally accessed areas of the MySpace social networking website. It is said that the daughter of “Achy Breaky Heart” legend Billy Ray Cyrus made the common mistake of using the same password for multiple websites.

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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.