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Curiously dull hack ... maybe they were a bit tired

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Actress Lindsay Lohan has blamed hackers for posting a frankly-odd Hitler themed Twitter update to her profile.

The deleted tweet stated: “How does Hitler tie his shoes? from @oatmeal”, SecurityFAQs reports. Later on Wednesday LiLo apologised to the 4.5 million plus followers to her micro-blogging feed.

"My twitter was hacked, please ignore the last tweet," she said.

The Hitler tweet followed a comment on Hurricane Sandy that Lohan has not deleted from her timeline, and that some victims of the storm might easily finds either clueless or dismissive:

"WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i'm calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace."

Some cynical souls have suggested that the earlier Hurricane Sally tweet and the Hitler tweet were both sent by LiLo, perhaps when she was feeling a little tired and emotional, and that the supposed hack never happened. If a hacker was to blame then he's managed to come up with a disappointingly unimaginative prank.

Whatever happened, the El Reg security desk advises Lohan to change her password. ®

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