Anyone who follows Neil Young (@Neilyoung) on Twitter will have got more than they bargained for on Friday night after the Canadian singer / songwriter’s account was hacked.
The hacker took control of the account at around 11:28 p.m. ET and proceeded to send out expletive-laden messages and explicit images that were re-tweeted from the account of a major porn site. They also changed Young’s display name and profile picture.
Young’s account has now been suspended by Twitter, but the 68-year-old singer’s management have confirmed the hack and said that they are working to rectify the security breach.