It looks like "haters gonna hate," as the kids say, and celebrities are still vulnerable to attack through their social media accounts. Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked earlier this week, and possibly her YouTube account as well.
Tweets were sent from her account saying to follow the Twitter handle of Lizard Squad, the group of adolescents responsible for shutting down the Xbox live and PlayStation networks over Christmas 2014. Click here for more info on the Christmas hack.
There were also several suspicious images sent through her Twitter and Instagram accounts, and threats of released nudes in exchange for bitcoins. But was it another Lizard Squad prank or is someone else working here?
In the YouTube video that has since been deleted, a video of Swift announcing her "Shake it Off" song was overdubbed with a song by Man-Cat, a self-named "music miscreants" band from Phoenix. It may have all been an elaborate prank to boost sales of Man-Cat newest album, or a scheme to cash in on the fear of released nudes.
It doesn't look like the bad guys are getting away with anything this time. Taylor Swift had the perfect reaction to those threats:
PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 27, 2015
"PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING."