Death Cab For Cutie & 5 Other Hacked Celebrity Brands

The Death Cab For Cutie  (DCFC) Facebook hack is just one more example of the vulnerabilities we all face when using the Internet. If you are a high profile star, your risk of being hacked is higher than most people. High profile celebrities have not only seen social media accounts hacked, but, also, bank accounts.  The DCFC hack is not the first hack a high profile celebrity brand has had to endure.

Taylor Swift’s personal Twitter account was hacked  earlier this year and two tweets were sent out to 51.4 million followers. Rumors flew that the Lizard Squad, a hacker group, was responsible.



Mark Zuckerberg was hacked after a Palestinian internet researcher Khalil Shreateh failed to get in touch with Facebook to show them a vulnerability in their system. So, instead, he took it upon himself to post the message on the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s page last week using the vulnerability he intended to report. This dude was pissed! Eventually, Facebook apologized to Khalil.




Britney Spears has had her account compromised more than once.  Spears is a top 10 Twitter user and in 2009 ill-intentioned individuals took control of her account. Read more here.


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The following Tweet is, in a way, a part of history. It was tweeted out with the wrong link when hackers took control of the link shortener service being used by the page.

“OFA links that were posted on Twitter/Facebook was hacked and redirected to a video showing the truth about Syria,” Syrian Electronic Army told CNNMoney.

Drummer Travis Barker’s Facebook account was once hijacked and NSFW images were posted by the hackers. Travis Barker is known for his work with the band Blink-182, The Transplants and a plethora of music acts. The following post is one of the cleaner ones posted from the hack which took place earlier this year.


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