Twitter attack: Miley Cyrus falls foul of sex-obsessed hacker

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Last year, candid photographs of Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus were posted on the internet after a hacker broke into her email. Now it seems she’s been hacked again – but this time it’s her Twitter account that has been compromised.

It appears that Miley, daughter of “Achy breaky heart” legend Billy Ray Cyrus, wasn’t taking enough care over her password security as someone was able to break into her Twitter account and peppered the page with a number of poorly-spelt offensive messages, such as:

“IM NOT A F**CKING ROLE MODLE I HATE LITTLE KIDS I ONLY DO HANNAH MONTANNA FOR DA $$$$$$$$”

and

“I HATE SELENA GOMEZ AND WHEN HER AND NICK WERE TOGETHER I SENT HIM PICS OF MY C**T!”

The staff at Twitter appear to have responded quickly to the defacement, and shut down Miley Cyrus’s Twitter page.

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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.