It seems every other week we hear about another celebrity whose Gmail account was hacked, smartphone was stolen or Twitter profile was compromised. Whether their stardom makes them a target for attacks or if it’s all for publicity (or somewhere in between), here’s a look back at some of the more memorable celebrity tech mishaps over the past couple of years.
Say 'oui' to Paris
One of the first major celebrity attacks was in 2005, when Paris Hilton's Sidekick phone account was breached – via a T-Mobile vulnerability -- by a Massachusetts teen and fan of the hotel heiress. Allegedly, her password "tinkerbell" was guessed (yep, the name of her pet Chihuahua) and posted suggestive photos, notes and her celebrity-filled address book to the web.
About the photo: HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Paris Hilton attends the I "Heart" Ronson and jcpenney celebration of The I "Heart" Ronson Collection held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on June 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)