LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Russian hackers have apparently struck again, this time targeting one of America’s biggest pop stars.
Hackers reportedly hid malware in the Instagram comments of Britney Spears in February, apparently using them to communicate, according to computer experts.READ MORE: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash
This may not be the end of it either – experts believe the effort may have been a test run.READ MORE: LA City Council Gives Preliminary OK To $5 Hazard Pay For Grocery Store Workers
Just like spammers, hackers targeted Spears’ high profile account because the pop superstar has so many followers.MORE NEWS: 23-Year-Old Charged With Molesting Woman in Santa Ana Store
An antivirus expert said Spears would have had no knowledge that some of the comments on her photo, which was posted in February, were actually coded messages between hacked computers, according to USA Today.