November 12th, 2009
12:09 PM ET

Britney Spears' Twitter account hacked

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Britney Spears and the devil? If you'd logged on to her Twitter account recently, that might have been the impression.

Hackers appear to have struck the singer’s Twitter account on Thursday, altering her wallpaper and posting the following tweets:

“I give myself to Lucifer every day for it to arrive as quickly as possible. Glory to Satan!”

“i hope that the new world order will arrive as soon as possible! -Britney”

The Illuminati wallpaper and offending tweets were quickly removed. #DontHackBritneySpears later appeared as a popular trending topic on Twitter.

Such occurrences are not rare in the celebrity twitterverse and it’s not the first time @BritneySpears has been targeted by hackers. In June, a tweet was posted claiming that the pop star had died.

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  12. Maisie Marshall

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    August 11, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jack Summerton

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    November 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Colee

    stupidest thing to be displayed on CNN ever, but pretty damn entertaining, I suppose. I can't believe she's still getting this kind of publicity...
    WE ALL NEED TO GET A LIFE, and Learn the real issues of the world... leave the CELEBS alone... who REALLY cares anyways... go hug a tree, love your neighbor, give your friends a rub... MAKE PEACE! THAT'S MORE IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you 🙂

    November 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jason V

    Entertaining none the less!

    November 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. go away twitney spears

    alice, it could be arguable if its even twitneys own voice that she is lip synching to....ive heard that they have to ( digitally alter) her voice somehow, if she was live, her voice isnt all that...has to be enhanced/tweaked. sure madonna and beyonce may lip synch but we know its their voice... brit is a PREFORMER, not a singer...
    i dont blame the folks down under, shelling out (what was it, $1500 aussie currency) for front row seats, only to have her mouth her be PISSED.
    mario/ "As a result of recent fake concert in Australia. This could be a marketing approach of Britney itself to distract the attention of the media from that offensive attitude of her, don't you think that it is possible?"
    you could be very well on to something...
    dillyrat,= no i dont want her back in the states either!!!!! i cant move to europe!( lucky you 🙂
    young one, if britneys your idol, i sincerely feel sorry for you... find someone more worthy of the title idol, or role model... all she cares about is the all mightey $, and how she looks/so she can still be viewed as sexy...never mind being a mother, that is a later down the list priority, if it is even a priority at all.

    November 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Tammie

    I can't believe all the people who made complete fools of themselves here!! They posted loudly complaining about this being a story, about CNN running it, etc., etc. Yet not only did they read the headline & click on it, they went on to read the story AND comment!!! What hypocritical idiots.

    November 13, 2009 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mario Calvo

    As a result of recent fake concert in Australia. This could be a marketing approach of Britney itself to distract the attention of the media from that offensive attitude of her, don't you think that it is possible?

    November 13, 2009 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  19. DillyRat

    Haha @ Patrick in Sydney ... "Please summons her back to America" NO!!! I don't want her back. I moved to Europe to get away from her!!

    November 13, 2009 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  20. DillyRat

    Funny... people always write that "this article" should not be a CNN topic... and tell the writers to "hit the pavement and find some real news"...hmmm.... I'm thinking... those people have to click on the ENTERTAINMENT button to get here, right?! Then they read the article... comment on it...hmmmm... thinking again... sounds like Lisa Respers France did her job! There are OTHER button to click on, people!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. wtf mate

    oh no, twitter hack? and on brittany? what would the world do without poor brittany's twitter page!!!

    November 13, 2009 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  22. Alice

    Everyone is so mean.....I now have the giggles.

    At least Britney is lip-syncing to her own voice. And honestly, her newer stuff isn't that bad for what it is. She's not the only one who lip-syncs by far. Madonna and Beyonce do it, too.

    November 13, 2009 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  23. Brenda

    "Nah, you guys got it all wrong. There was no hacking involved here. Her Twitter account was just word-syncing."

    lmao love it!

    November 13, 2009 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  24. Patrick in Sydney

    This bimbo is currently touring Australia miming her songs all the while jiggling her bits on stage. Please summons her back to America! Her "Live" show is nothing but miming and people have been walking out of her shows because of it. Does America now approve of this latest version of Milli Vanilli?

    November 12, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lisa

    Being that i am only 16 and when i was about the age of 10 Britney was my idol.... i'm beginning to hate more and more to hear about her failures, obviously britneys one of those tell all people when she gets all hopped up on drugs.... thanks for showing your real satanic side.. now only if you would join a polygamist cult we all would be over joyed:)

    November 12, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  26. David Vasquez

    Her life will never be the same...LOL!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Fr. Guido Sarducci

    However... the tweets about Britney being a filthy, low-class, no-talent bimbo are 100% true.

    November 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  28. stevo

    funny...I thought it was J-Z

    November 12, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. JS

    RE:Stacy H. No, she's not as talented of a singer- like the AMAZING CARRIE UNDERWOOD, for example...BUT, she deserves everything she's received in entertainment. Her videos are very well done. She's GORGEOUS. She's an excellent dancer. And, most importantly, she (and her team) are excellent marketers. I love Britney and I think she has the staying power to be a force in entertainment for her entire life. And that includes her comedic acting talent, as well- as proven by her stints on Will and Grace and other shows.

    November 12, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Stacey H.

    Britney??? Talented? (choke),,, I have a hard time considering someone with no song writing talent and who lip syncs all of the time talented. She is manufactured, just like a doll. She has brought nothing to the table that we havent seen or heard in the last ten years.
    She doesn't connect with fans during concerts, and just bumps and grinds to her pre-recorded tracks.

    Do not insult other real artists by calling her talented.

    November 12, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. BarlaC

    To all the people that are complaining that this shouldn't have been posted. That this really isn't news. Well it did what it was suppose to do. To get you to read and then post about it.
    Mission accomplished.

    November 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Brooke

    Her Satanic worship was actually included in the extra scenes from her "For the record" exclusive dvd. I'm suprised you guys missed that.

    November 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  33. young one

    leave brittany alone. do you think its funny to watch someone who is as talented as her go down the drain? shes my idol, and you people discust me when you put her down.

    November 12, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Alec

    It's a slow news day when everyone cares about Britneys twitter account.

    November 12, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  35. johnqq

    I think the real story is why people follow celebrities on twitter.

    Oh and by hacking they mean guessing the password.

    November 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  36. hammster

    Britney didn't actually tweet anything, she lip-synched it.

    November 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Ranis

    That's hilarious guys. Well done.

    November 12, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Missy

    We all know it was really Britney after doing a bunch of Meth again.

    November 12, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Sam

    "1, 2, 3,....I dont mean you and you..." Brithey is a superstar! The world is so much more interesting with her in....

    November 12, 2009 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Mel

    To "J" – when is it ok to bash someone elses innocent children. It takes a real low self esteem to want to print something in the webworld about children – take your own self inventory and think about what you wrote. Wouldn't it be horrible if someone said that about your children?

    November 12, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Frank

    Um, how do we really know it wasn't actually HER? 🙂

    November 12, 2009 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  42. David gonzalez

    hey there that stuff really suxs about what happened to brittany thats not cool!!

    November 12, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Wayne

    Is this CNN or TMZ.....come on!

    November 12, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Nelson Driver

    What??? This is GREAT!! I have been waiting for something like this to happen. I am in jail, and cnn is the only thing we can log on to, so it's crazy actually having something interesting to read. GO HACKERS!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jesse

    I know Britney was just a kid by the time Anton LaVey died in 1997, but we can clearly see that the old man had time to draw her to the dark side.

    No, Britney, come back to the Light!

    Seriously, kudos to the hackers for defacing this idiot's account. I encourage you to keep it up until Britney actually joins Satanism. I'd love to see her break down again.

    November 12, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |

    With Britney's tweets resembling coherent thoughts, authorities could only draw one conclusion: the pop superstar's account had been hacked!

    November 12, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  47. char

    Shame on you J & CNN=yes you are right about innocent children, they cant help who their parents are...
    however you have that sentiment, but its ok for dear ol twitney to have her 2 sons WATCH her shows, where she struts around, acting all slutty...? thats ok , though? poor kids. they had better be homeschooled, their "peers" are gonna give them boys hades for their mom being such a "ho"
    Will The real Britney go away=you have hit it right on the head, esp using her kids for media attention, see im a good mom...i drop $3k in a candy store for them!

    November 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mr. Killfast

    This is news?! Seriously!?

    November 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  49. but seriously....

    Why is this news? My heartfelt "Why should I care?" to CNN writer Lisa Respers. Hit the pavement and find some real news.

    And to Jack, there's serious enough topics in CNN, I just can't figure out why this filler exists. I know they want to cover every little detail so they can seem like this total news coverage "big brother is watching you" entity, but you can't avoid asking the questions of why they think people enjoy this waste of bandwidth filler. If we all stop asking that question, we remove all boundaries of what is "news"... soon we'll be hearing that Barack Obama has explosive diarrhea in top headlines. You can't just let "idiocracy" go unscathed. You have you point it out and call it a dumbass for existing in the first place.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Chris

    Ha ha thats funny. Maybe if Britney had a little more morals, wouldn't receive comments like that.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jimmiejoe

    jack is right. "News" is no longer like the old days. More leaning towards entertainment than a report of facts.
    With the deminished attention span for the population these days, short quick fluffy stories are more and more the norm. And if you want "serious" stuff, why are you clicking on a Britney Spears link?

    November 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  52. jay

    HMM.... and the point of hacking into someone's Twitter (facebook, myspace, or any social networking site) is......................????? And for it to make news on CNN? Wow, BIG NEWS STORY THERE! Way to go boys.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Tom, Long Beach, California

    and this is news how? Real journalists would be ashamed!!!

    November 12, 2009 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  54. JC

    Well I really like Britney as a person and I know her better than that. People just need to move on with their own lives and stop talking all the trash. If people would worry about themselves as much as they worry about other people this world would be a better place.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jack Ryan

    Its possible that she got very high and spilled the beans.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Will The real Britney go away

    Please, 2 kudo points to the twit that hacked her account.


    She is like the old, washed up, used wanna~be

    Take her kids and give them to someone who wont abuse & use them for the media spot light..

    Her career is already a rock slide.. one way left to go.. DOWN

    Bye Bye Britney

    November 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Mobius

    Not only did Twitter get her account back, but they DELETED all references and RT's of the offending posts. Censorship for their Celebrity friends? I wonder what else they're deleting....well....except for SPAM, they can't seem to delete that.

    November 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Olivia

    First: This should not bee a CNN topic!

    Second: Britney's virtual assistant probably did this purposely for publicity!

    Third: Twitter; Tweet deck; Facebook etc... aren’t just for people "without a life" they are an excellent resource for networking and business purposes!

    November 12, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Cate

    Twitter's security sucks.

    November 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  60. jack

    i get a kick out of the comments that a story like this is not "news" and not "serious" enough for cnn.

    this is ridiculous. cnn is not any more serious than "e" network or the rags one sees at the supermarket checkout.

    look at the mix of cnn stories for goodness' sake!

    November 12, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  61. TEvil

    that – is – AWSOME!

    If i was famous i would love that stuff...... i hope she is laughing her ass off in good sportsmanship and not WHINING like a 12 year old about how everyone hates her......

    November 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  62. JJJ

    awesome thank god i live in canada where we have lives and stufff like this doesnt happen

    November 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  63. doctor

    I am so amused by all of the comments. You guys just made my day.

    November 12, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  64. t-bone

    If Twitter does not get its act together soon, there is going to be a mass exodus. I get spam mails that contain a virus every day.

    November 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Smackdown

    Too funny

    November 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  66. fred savage

    OMG Britney's Twitter account got hacked! Quick, someone get her some french cries and a waahmburger.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  67. danno

    Nice twits, Brit.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Amanda

    Lame, were these hackers a couple of tweens? if I did it (which I would never do because I love Britney) I would at least have said something funny. Maybe changed her background to the explicit towel featured on "it's always sunny". I don't know, but this was never the less lame. Moral of the story, stick to playing WOW the rest of the world shuns you for a reason.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Anthony in Canada

    I'm surprised anyone caught this. It sounds like Britney to me.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
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  71. dave

    that was funny

    November 12, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Bill

    When you're an idiot, you are going to have an easily discovered password, right Brit?

    November 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Joe in Pittsburgh, PA

    @Shame Actually, this section of the site is called "The Marquee Blog" for a reason. There are US and World news sections of this site if that's what you're looking for (you can access them from the main page).

    Also, "J" was obviously being facetious. Everyone knows Christina Aguilera is a bride of the dark one... 🙂

    November 12, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Debra R

    I don't particularly like Britney, but geez...don't people have better things to do than torment her?

    November 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Anticyclonic

    Nah, you guys got it all wrong. There was no hacking involved here. Her Twitter account was just word-syncing.

    November 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  76. jon

    Sadly, this was probably an improvement over her own inanities.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  77. CG

    "Everyone knows that Britney birthed the Antichrist after K-Fed's demonic seed took root in her womb."

    bahahaha thanks for that 😀

    November 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  78. B

    Wow. People really need to stop twittering if this upsets them. Humanity's mind is slowly being degraded by Twitter.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  79. SuperHiro

    OMG her twitter account?!?!?!?! Someone call a Waahmbulance!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Shame on you J & CNN

    How dare you say such rotten things about innocent children. Shame on you CNN for allowing it to post. Honestly, is this really news anyway? Let E! do this story.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  81. LaQuetta

    again, leave people alone dang. i cant stand people like that. keep your head up Brit.

    November 12, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  82. J

    Bad cover story, PR peeps! Everyone knows that Britney birthed the Antichrist after K-Fed's demonic seed took root in her womb. My guess is that the mother of the Foulest One perhaps meant to post this on the cult's webpage, but logged into the wrong account. Oops!

    November 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  83. DamitaJo

    Leave Britney Alone!!! 🙂

    November 12, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |

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