Another celebrity was the victim of the hackers, Mariah Carey ‘s Twitter account appears to have been hacked on New Year’s Eve.
The Twitter account of Mariah Carey was hacked on New Year’s Eve, attackers posted a series of offensive, racist and lewd tweets. The messages also contained sexual insults against the about rapper Eminem.
“Mariah Carey’s Twitter account appeared to have been hacked Tuesday afternoon, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. ” readsThe Hollywood Reporter.
“Screenshots show a series of inappropriate tweets apparently sent out from Carey’s account — the singer has 21.4 million followers on Twitter — on New Year’s Eve.”
The tweets began around 3 pm PST and continued throughout the day, several messages used the N-word and tagged other Twitter accounts.
The tweets were quickly deleted, some media attribute the hack to the hacking collective known as “Chuckling Squad.”
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
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Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.