While the rest of the world were preparing to celebrate the new year, a group of hackers found a way into Mariah Carey‘s twitter account posting racist slurs and taking bizarre shots at Eminem in a series of tweets addressed to him and his daughter.
More than 50 post were reportedly sent to Mariah Carey‘s 21.4 million followers throughout the hack which lasted for roughly 20 minutes.
some of the tweets used the n-word and referred to the Chuckling Squad, a hacker group that was responsible for the hacking of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account, as well as other celebrities.
In the case of Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, the hacker group used a largely neglected text messaging service to gain control of his account. That appeared to be traced back to a security issue with the CEO’s Twitter account.
“The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider,” Twitter posted from an official account after Mr Dorsey was hacked. “This allowed an unauthorized person to compose and send tweets via text message from the phone number. That issue is now resolved.”
We we not certain if Mariah Carey’s account was hacked the same way Dorsey’s account was as tweets were coming from Twitter’s own web service rather than a third-party source. Take a look at some of the tweets that were sent below.