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Simon Pegg Hacked On Twitter, Sends Trojan Horse To Over One Million Fans

Twitter’s good for many things, but in particular the popularity of the micro-blogging network with celebrities has meant that it’s been particularly resourceful for hackers looking to exploit the accounts of the rich and famous to spread malicious scripts and unsavoury messages amongst their millions of fans.

Axl Rose, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne and Ashton Kutcher have all been the victims of a hacked Twitter profile in the past. And now, reports Graham Cluley at Sophos, the latest member of this club is British comedic actor Simon Pegg.

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Simon Pegg On Why He Loves Twitter

The comedian and actor Simon Pegg has a guest column in this week’s New Statesman where he writes about his admiration for Twitter, despite initial reservations.

Pegg, who’s work in the cult TV series Spaced, as well as appearances in popular movies such as Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and the Star Trek reboot have made him a much-loved figure, signed up for Twitter in January 2009, only to then completely ignore the platform for the next 18 months.

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