Mariah Carey’s Twitter account hacked, 50 offensive messages and racial slurs shared on New Year’s Eve
Well, this isn’t how Mariah Carey would have wanted her New Year to begin!
The ‘Emotions’ singer’s Twitter account was hacked on New Year’s Eve. Claiming to be part of the notorious gang The Chuckling Squad, the hackers shared numerous offensive statements, including racial slurs, through Carey’s handle.
Twitter confirmed the news to USA TODAYwith the statement that read, “As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised account and are currently investigating the situation”.
Some of the messages shared on her account included, “Eminem has a little p**is” and “Debug is my daddy i love him so much”.
Carey’s fans were quick to ask the hackers to leave her account, while the latter told the users to follow them back or specific pages to earn more followers in return.
Ever since the singer’s account was hacked, around 50 tweets have been shared with her 21.4 million followers.
Reportedly, the hackers are a part of the same The Chuckling Squad that was responsible for hacking Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account. According to Vice, at least one arrest was made in Dorsey’s case. The group also claims responsibility for the hacking of other celebrities including Chloe Grace Moretz, as reported in Motherboard.
The hackers rely on a technique called SIM-swapping to carry out all their hackings.
Meanwhile, people on Twitter have reacted to Carey’s account being hacked by posting tweets such as, "If you hack a famous person's Twitter account like @MariahCarey, you hang out in the DMs. Make a small change to the profile or pic. You don't go all Leeeroooooy, mmJenkinsss”.
Another wrote, “A friend had his twitter account stolen & no one from @Twitter @TwitterSupport responded to help him get it back. (Much like their response to reported racist & misogynistic tweets.) But Mariah Carey gets hacked and half the company is on it and deletes offending tweets. Awwww.”
“Already highlight of the year, the date of December 31st 2019 will go down in history as the day Mariah Carey's account got hacked,” tweeted another fan.