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Taylor Swift’s Social Media Gets Hacked

By Shannon Gleba

With 51 million, Taylor Swift stands fourth on the list of most Twitter followers right behind huge celebrities like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Barack Obama.

The hacking of her Twitter account on January 27th is said to be the largest security breach in the history of the social media giant.

Recent tweets sent from Taylor Swift's Twitter account were all part of a hacking scandal. Photo Credit:

Recent tweets sent from Taylor Swift’s Twitter account were all part of a hacking scandal.
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The hackers, identified as part of the popular team Lizard Squad, infiltrated her account and tweeted to follow their leader.

In addition, they released her personal messages sent on the direct messaging feature of the site to stars such as Nick Jonas and YouTube personality, Pewdiepie.

Likewise, Lizard Squad was able to gain access to her Instagram account and post pictures on there as well.

Swift has taken a fairly light-hearted approach to the situation and took to her Twitter and Tumblr accounts to reassure her fans that the drama had been resolved saying, “Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack…” to mimic her hit song, “Shake It Off.”

She also dispelled any claims of the hacking team finding nude pictures of her on the account saying, “PS any hackers saying they have ‘nudes’? Psssh you’d love that wouldn’t you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.”

As of now, Swift has received access to her accounts again after a security investigation by Twitter and a password change on all of her social media accounts.