It turns out that Britney Spears has more uses for people than just enjoying her… um.. music. Russian hackers have been using the comments section on Instagram to send coded messages to each other. No, this isn’t something from one of those schlocky SyFy movies. It’s real.
This is where having a wide-open internet can be very detrimental. There are people out there who are trying to be as vigilant as possible, but it’s like having a beach the size of the solar system and like five lifeguards on duty. They aren’t even good-looking lifeguards like on Baywatch. There is a LOT of suspicious activity that is going to make its way through.
When Spears posts she usually gets a torrent of comments. It’d be ridiculously simple for the hackers to put in whatever code they want in there, knowing it would be blending in with the other spam that gets posted, like “Nice pic… now check out MY page.” Then they delete it shortly thereafter, with no one the wiser.
It is kinda funny that these hackers are using Britney Spears’ Instagram page. Her sense of technology probably extends as far as pointing her camera at herself and then choosing the ‘Share’ button. Now watch us find out that she actually coded her website by hand.
What would be really hilarious is if they wound up using Ivanka Trump’s page. Then again, all they’d really have to do is talk to her daddy, anyway.