Spears & DeGeneres Twitpic Accounts Hacked

Hackers have broadcast bogus information about celebrities including Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres after breaking into their Twitpic accounts.

Britney Spears & Ellen DeGeneres

The Internet messaging system shut down part of its service after the hacking was discovered Sunday because of what the company described as a “vulnerability” in the mobile posting system.

Twitpic Inc., based in Charleston, South Carolina, said to disregard a message from Spears’ account that incorrectly said the singer had died, and they were “implementing a fix immediately.”

Twitpic is a program that allows users of Twitter to share photographs. It is not owned by Twitter Inc.

Emails seeking further comment from Twitpic were not immediately returned Sunday.

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