When Katy Perry sang “this is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me, no” I’m pretty sure she wasn’t referring to her Twitter account—boasting a record of more than 89 million followers—which was recently hacked.
According to TechCrunch, a hacker gained control of the “Firework” songstress’s account, and started "Roar"-ing with tweets filled with profanities and uncharacteristic messages, including a tweet to Taylor Swift, who allegedly has "Bad Blood" with Ms. Perry.
The tweets were quickly deleted, but the hacker’s mission was complete—gaining people’s attention. The hacker also tweeted: “follow @sw4ylol #hackersgonnahack.”—an active account, which claims to be based in Romania.
This isn’t the first, nor will it be the last time, that a hacker infiltrates a social media account or steal private information, just for fame. In May, a Russian hacker stole more than 272 million e-mail accounts, and simply demanded a dollar, as the hacker was more interested in promoting their work.
It’s important to stress here, that hackers aren’t all necessarily criminals. According to David Brumley, Director of CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University, “while some hackers go rogue, those aren't representative of the field as a whole.”
Although these bad hackers may be the “Dark Horse” of the herd, don’t expect Ms. Perry to forgive them “Unconditionally.”
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