Twitter Account of Take That Singer Gary Barlow Hacked

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The hacker posted a tweet referencing the child Barlow and his wife lost back in 2012. The offensive message was quickly removed by the celebrity or by his team, but not before a lot of users saw it.

So far, Barlow hasn’t made any statement regarding the incident. The pop-star hasn’t posted any messages on Twitter over the past days since word got out that he and two other members of Take That might have to pay millions of pounds in tax after they invested in a tax avoidance scheme.

This isn’t the first time Barlow’s Twitter account is hijacked. The celebrity fell victim to hackers  back in April 2012.

The social media accounts of celebrities are often hijacked, but the attacks are usually carried out by spammers who want to take advantage of the large number of followers the compromised accounts have.

Spammers rely on high-profile Twitter accounts to promote miracle weight-loss websites, or to lure internauts to all sorts of shady sites. On some occasions, such as this one, accoun

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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