Taylor Swift Responds to Alleged Nude Photo Hack
Taylor Swift’s Instagram and Twitter accounts were allegedly hacked Tuesday afternoon by a group that may be associated with Islamic State terrorists, according to the The Washington Times. The hackers than used her Twitter handle to post tweets, (which have since been deleted) which urged her 51.4 million followers to follow the Twitter account @lizzard and @veriuser who is apparently linked to the infamous hacking group “Lizard Squad.”
Lizard Squad themselves confirmed the link through a tweet
Swift confirmed today’s hack on her Tumblr account:
“My Twitter got hacked but don’t worry, Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords… Never a dull moment.”
The hackers then proceeded to claim that they had nsfw images of Taylor Swift and will release them if their Bitcoin wallet receives certain amount of donation.
However the songwriter and actress herself was nonplussed at the hackers claims. Taylor Swift is shaking off claims that hackers possess nude photos of her after her social media accounts were briefly compromised yesterday
The 25-year-old singer-songwriter taunted hackers with her response to the hacking on Twitter, saying the claims are bogus.
The actress who is currently in Hawaii with the Haim sisters also took time out to thank one of her fans who first informed her about the hack.
This is not the first time she’s faced claims of nsfw photos, in 2011 a topless photo allegedly belonging to her was leaked online. Though it was never conclusively identified her snap, Taylor Swift, had denied adamantly that she was the girl in the photo.