Sometimes hackers create fun projects, like a DIY聽technological hack, but not all computer wizards use their powers for good. As we鈥檝e seen in recent months, hackers are still striking everything from email servers to social media. Now there are reports claiming that Russian hackers are using Britney Spears鈥 Instagram account to communicate via coded messages.

It鈥檚 not unusual for celeb accounts to get some weird comments 鈥 everything from 鈥渨ill you marry me鈥 to ads for personal products. We鈥檝e come to expect them when scrolling through famous people鈥檚 photos. But a new report from a cyber聽security company says one comment from a post on Spears鈥 Instagram account back in January was actually a hidden web address that created a malware attack through a loop.

According to the report, the comment in question was posted by what appears to be a bot IG account and simply said, 鈥#2hot make loved to her, uupss #Hot #X.鈥 Security firm ESET says the message contained a hidden web address, which would connect infected computers to the malware鈥檚 control server. It鈥檚 a very roundabout process, and may not affect a lot of people 鈥 an ESET researcher told USA Today that there鈥檚 no danger to Spears鈥 followers 鈥 but the fact that it鈥檚 being used on Instagram at all is pretty creepy.

The Russian connection here is that the group who supposedly created this malware loop is believed to have ties to the country鈥檚 already-established hacker network. ESET believes that the comment on Spears鈥 account was a test for their system.

Experts say that if you鈥檙e worried, update all your software and don鈥檛 download any suspicious-looking add-ons.

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(h/t Refinery29; photo via Kevin Winter/Getty)