33 Twitter Accounts Hacked – Obama, Fox News, Britney Spears Affected

Filed as Features on January 6, 2009 6:32 am

Twitter33 Twitter accounts were hacked on Monday, mostly celeb ones it seems. According to the Twitter blog the hackers managed to use an internal admin tool to get into the account, and the team is considering this a serious security breach. This comes just after the phishing scam this weekend, which was a separate incident. Everything should be resolved now.

The hacker managed to post a bunch of tweets, like having Fox News tell the world that Bill O’Reilly is gay, and have Barack Obama invite followers to a survey. Affiliate dollars were probably made, which sounds pretty stupid to me – if you follow the money you’ll find a likely suspect. On the other hand, it could be just some affiliate link put in there to mess with someone.

Michael Arrington traced the hacker to a site called Digital Gangster, where the hacker – who goes under “Gmz” – is said to have posted the credentials. We’ll likely see more on this as it unravels.

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  1. By Jon M Bishop posted on January 8, 2009 at 8:55 am
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    I think the way Twitter handled this crisis is appalling. Anyway, I drew a cartoon to express what I think about this whole mess: http://www.jonin60seconds.com/blog/2009/1/8/how-twitter-responded-to-the-celebrity-hacks.html

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  2. By bodydetoxdiet posted on August 4, 2009 at 6:03 pm
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    Britney Spears rocks!. she is the female version of Michael Jackson. i have been listening to the song of britney spears ever since 1998. love live britney.

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  3. By Kacey posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:13 am
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    Britney Spears is simply the best pop singer. i like her superb stage performance and her sexiness.

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  4. By Anna posted on November 9, 2009 at 11:37 am
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    Britney Spears is my favorite female pop singer ever since i was in high school. Britney is such a great performer and i love watching her music videos.

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  5. By Clarisse posted on November 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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    Britney Spears is no doubt the Queen of Pop. After all the controversies and negative image, she is still a very successful singer.

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  6. By Colin posted on December 29, 2009 at 5:01 am
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    Britney Spears may not have the most beautiful voice but she is a very good performer and her music suites her personality.

    o

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  7. By Chloe Anderson posted on September 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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    there is no doubt that britney spears is very very popular these days**’

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