Nicole Richie exposed as Twitter hacker

Graham Cluley

Nicole Richie has been exposed as the person behind a number of unusual tweets on Thursday from the Twitter accounts of reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Joel Madden.

No doubt the 3.2 million followers of Kim Kardashian’s Twitter account were surprised to see some messages containing rather too much information:

Two of the messages read:

“Sometimes I think I am a lesbian because HOT DAMN I think Nicole Richie is fffooooiiinnneee!”


“Doll WHAT are you talking about its me Kim! I’m just not myself because I’ve had diarrhoea all day so I’m dehydrated.”

Meanwhile, Nicole Riche had also broken into the Twitter account of her boyfriend Joel Madden, with whom she has two children, posting publc messages to the likes of Dolly Parton, Paula Abdul and Ricky Martin:

Once Kardashian realised what was going on, she posted a…

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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.