Official website of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez and Nicki Minaj Hacked

A hacker going with the handle of Eth_Spectrum had hacked and defaced the official websites of top Hollywood celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez. 

All websites were hacked on 8th March 2014, left with a deface page along with a message. The reason for targeting these celebrities was not mentioned anywhere. Deface message was expressed in following words:

  • HACKED << >> for more security << ethical.spectrum@gmail.com https://twitter.com/Eth_Spectrum
The deface page left by the hacker on all hacked websites
The deface page left by the hacker on all hacked websites

On 11 march, the same hacker hacked and defaced several other sites, leaving a message against Greg Patterson – the COO and co-founder of ground(ctrl), a company that specializes in creating websites for artists – blaming him for the attack.

It is quite possible that the hacker first hacked in to the database of ground(ctrl) website and got access of other websites, belonging to top Hollywood celebrities.

Available links of targeted sites and mirrors are available below:

Deface page showing message against Greg Patterson – the COO and co-founder of ground(ctrl)
Deface page showing message against Greg Patterson – the COO and co-founder of ground(ctrl)

At the time of publishing this article, all websites were restored. However, Twitter account of the hacker has been suspended. 


Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.