Mariah Carey's Twitter account seized by hackers

Wednesday 1 January 2020

Mariah Carey's Twitter account seized by hackers |
Mariah Carey's Twitter followers were shocked and confused when a stream of weird, racist posts began emanating from her account on New Year's Eve. As Variety reports, the "All I Want for Christmas Is You" singer's Twitter account was hacked at 3:23 p.m. PT, with a pair of disparaging tweets about Eminem.

Control over the account was regained after about a half-hour. However, during that period more than 50 tweets were issued via the hackers, including some using the n-word. The hackers' tweets have all been removed.

Meanwhile, other tweets issued during the time the hackers were in control referred to the Chuckling Squad, the hacker group responsible taking over the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in addition to other celebrities. As Variety reports, at least one person was arrested in connection to the hacking of Dorsey's account.

About two hours after the hack, Carey's Twitter account was restored. Twitter confirmed that Carey's account had indeed been hacked. "As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised account and are currently investigating the situation," the company said in a statement to USA Today.

(ET Canada)

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