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Hackers Get Britney, Ellen

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Jun. 29 2009, Published 5:51 a.m. ET

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If you saw a strange message from Britney Spears or Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter or Twitpic this weekend, disregard: Someone hacked into their accounts and posted fake information.

The Associated Press reports that Twitpic shut down part of its service due to a "vulnerability" in their posting system.

A message from Britney incorrectly said she had died, and someone also posted false stories to Ellen's account. Twitpic is used to share photographs, and isn't owned by Twitter.

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