Hackers gonna hack and they hacked Taylor Swift, but she knew just how to respond
Taylor Swift’s Instagram and Twitter accounts were hacked on Tuesday, but all this little hacking episode taught is 1. Taylor remains fully awesome and 2. She was NOT kidding for a second when she sang “Shake It Off.” Taylor had pretty much the perfect response to those privacy-invaders as well as a little lyrical update:
The hackers claiming responsibility are part of a group called The Lizard Squad, and totally did it to make a name for themselves — some of their original tweets asked Swift’s followers to follow specific handles. The hackers also posted a lewd photo purportedly of Swift, and claimed to be in possession of more.
“Any hackers saying they have ‘nudes’?” Swift tweeted. “Pssh you’d love that, wouldn’t you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.”
Nice try dudes, but you’re going to have to do more than get past some passwords to bring down Taylor Swift’s day. She also gave a nod to Paramore’s Hayley Williams, who first alerted her to the hack.
Swift responded to the hacks on her Tumblr, updating her followers on the progress of administrators shutting down illegal access to her accounts. “Never a dull moment,” she wrote.
Swift’s hacking was hot off the heels of last year’s enormous hacks, which released nude photos of many stars (like Jennifer Lawrence) into the wilds of their Internet without their consent. In a Rolling Stone interview last year, Swift highlighted how important security is to her, in the event of something like this. Looks like she was right to be prepared, and the hackers were wrong to think they could dig up some dirt. Taylor just shook that all off.