Tom Hiddleston Is the Latest Celeb to Fall Victim to a Hack Attack
In the wake of the Leslie Jones hacking scandal, which had celebs stepping up to show major support for the star, another celeb has fallen victim to a hack attack: Taylor Swift’s BF, Tom Hiddleston. Though the two have taken to private quarters as of late, it didn’t stop hackers from weaseling their way into Tom’s newly minted Instagram account.
Fortunately for Tom, the takeover, which lasted for about two hours this morning, was tame in comparison to Leslie’s — no nude pics here! In fact, this (dare we say polite?) hacker even promised to give Tom’s followers back their beloved Loki when they were finished promoting their own account, which they appeared to make good on at around 11am.
Sharing some since-deleted “strange videos” and links to other Instagram users and Snapchat accounts with foreign languages and symbols, the hacker reportedly wrote, “Follow me. I will show you something important.” (Um, creepy much?)
As of now, it’s back to Instagram business as usual for Tom, which means more pics like this most recently posted (and utterly adorable) shot of Tom and Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth with some happy patients at Lady Cilento Children’s Hopsital in Brisbane.
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"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor!" (i.e. everyone but the dude in the black suit). Unforgettable meeting all the children @ladycilentochildrenshospital. Real heroes. #madepossiblebychf #juicedtv #ladycilentochildrenshospital
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“Whoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor! (i.e. everyone but the weirdo in the black suit). Unforgettable meeting all the children @ladycilentochildrenshospital. They’re the real heroes,” he wrote.
There’s the Tom we know and love!
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(h/t E!, photos via Monica Schipper/Getty)