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Justin Timberlake's website hacked, but why?

  • Justin Timberlake website hacked by 'Ethical Dragon'
  • Beyonce's official site was also allegedly attacked
Justin Timberlake's website hacked, but why?

Justin Timberlake's official website went down Thursday evening, apparently as the result of a hacker whose feathers were ruffled.

The hacker, going by the username "Ethical Dragon," had no qualms about leaving a footprint behind. At 10:07 p.m. Thursday, the official Justin Timberlake Twitter account sent out a tweet that said "Hacked by Ethical Dragon." The site itself was replaced by a black screen that read "Don't ignore my emails" and "For more security" with a contact email address.

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Ethical Dragon also announced on a personal Twitter that Beyonce's website had been hacked, but it is not down. The tweet contained a link to a website called Zone H that showed a screenshot of the message left on after the hack.

Timberlake's website was down until 9 a.m. ET and has since been restored. HLN's attempts to reach Timberlake's reps for comment have been unsuccessful.

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