A person wanting to impress a hacker group broke into the popular MySpace profiles of several celebrities, including Justin Timberlake and model and MTV personality Tila Tequila, researchers said today.
The hacker, who uses the handle “Tesla,” gained access late Wednesday into the profiles of Timberlake, Tequila and actress-singer Hilary Duff, and used the compromised accounts to blast out bulletins to the celebrities’ tens of thousands of MySpace friends, said Chris Boyd, senior director of malware researchFaceTime Security Labs.
The messages, which appeared to come from the Hollywood stars themselves, proclaimed support for a hacker group known as Kryogeniks.
One read: “Hey Tesla here. Justin Timberlake has been hacked by me. HTTP://kryogeniks[dot]org. Cheers [expletive].”