New details have emerged after Justin Bieber had his privacy invaded by an online hacker who gained access to Selena Gomez‘s Facebook page and threatened to publish their private emails. This all went down before the couple made their relationship public early last year.
The hacker, a 21-year-old British McDonald’s employee Gareth Crosskey, was caught by the FBI’s e-crime unit. He claimed the stint was intended to show Facebook security issues after his own account had been hacked. He went so far as to post a video on YouTube showing how he’d hacked the account and allegedly offered magazines personal info about Selena. Once they they tracked him down, he was jailed for a year.
After he paid for his crimes, there was a positive turnabout for the one-time hacker. He’s since enrolled in a college course designing computer games. His attorney tells The Sun: “He accepts his actions have caused distress and alarm and he accepts that his actions were stupid.” The privacy threat has obviously done little to affect Bieber and Gomez’s relationship. They’ve been going strong for over a year and a half!
I cannot confirm this is true but apparently Justin’s Twitter was hacked a few hours ago. Apparently they tweeted the following message on the day he reached 19 million followers…
Justin reaches 19 million followers today!
Can anyone confirm this is true?
And congrats on reaching 19 million followers JB!!
UPDATE: Looks like it’s true! Apparently people were being unfollowed and blocked by the hacker. They are working on following people back. You should check to see if you’ve been unfollowed by Justin.
Young Beliebers were exposed to pornography after hackers attacked a bunch of Justin Bieber’s YouTube pages yesterday. Fans were also directed to videos saying the 16-year-old pop star had died in a car accident.
Hackers changed the sound on one video to a voice-over falsely reporting that the teenager had died, while other YouTube pages featured pop-up windows of pornography websites and explicit videos.
A report in the Daily Telegraph said Internet forum 4Chan is believed to have been responsible for the attacks, but other mischief makers apparently joined in once the hacks were discovered.
YouTube said it was working to fix the problem as soon as possible.