Threat Management

Spears Twitter hack

The Twitter profile for pop star Britney Spears was hacked, according to published reports. The intruders, who apparently were able to access the singer's profile, posted a message claiming that Spears worshipped the devil. A later message apologized for the prior post. This is not the first time Spears has been victimized on the popular microblogging website. In June, hackers took advantage of a vulnerability in a third-party service through which users post photos to their Twitter profiles, which allowed pranksters to falsely report that she had died. -- DK

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