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Taylor Swift Shakes Off Twitter, Instagram Hack

TSwift has a message for hackers ...

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Taylor Swift has a message for all you hackers out there: “You got NOTHING.”

The pop star’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked Tuesday morning, a noticeable breach given Swift is the fourth most-followed tweeter on the planet with more than 51 million followers. Messages tweeted from her account encouraged those on Twitter to follow @Lizzard, the self-proclaimed leader of the hacker group Lizard Squad, the folks behind multiple attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

The @Lizzard account has since been deactivated, although a Twitter rep declined to comment.

The media quickly jumped on the story, and there were reports that Lizard Squad had threatened to reveal nude photos of Swift, which it claimed to have stolen. Swift’s response: Nice try, hackers!

The pop star had a sense of humor about the hack, replacing the lyrics to her hit song “Shake It Off” with the word “hack” in one tweet.

In another, she claimed that any nude pictures of her must be faked. “You got NOTHING,” she wrote.

Lizard Squad is also claiming credit for outages early Tuesday at Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM and HipChat. A Facebook spokesperson said those outages were not, in fact, caused by Lizard Squad.

Facebook’s statement:

“Late last night many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone.”

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