Taylor Swift Twitter Account Hacked, Hacker Threatens To Post “Nudes”
Taylor Swift had her Twitter account hacked on Tuesday by two individuals, with one hacker claiming he would release “nudes” of the singer. One hacker, who went by Twitter handle “@veriuser,” tweeted out to Swift’s 51.4 million Twitter followers, “Shoutout @veriuser follow him guys’ Fav when done for a follow… Love you all!!!” But that wasn’t all. See the hacked tweet below.
The hacker then sent out another tweet that read, “go follow my boy @lizzard :)” That person, who goes by the Twitter handle “@lizzard,” claims on his Twitter account to be the leader of the “Lizard Squad,” and mentions in his bio the hacker groups “Anonymous” and “LulzSec.” He first tweeted humorously, “Yes, I’m currently dating @taylorswift13.” But then he tweeted out more ominously that he had naked pictures of Swift and would send them out if he reached a certain goal in Bitcoins. Along with a link to Bitcoin account, @Lizzard tweeted, “Will post taylor swift’s nudes when this btc wallet hits 3btc.”
Swift (or her team) deleted the tweets posted on her account within 15 minutes of them being posted. After @veriuser tweeted post-hack that “I f*cking love myself,” his account was suspended by Twitter. Additionally, @lizzard’s account was suspended after the tweet about releasing “nudes.” Gossip Cop has reached out to Swift’s reps about the hack, but has yet to hear back. We will continue to update our story.