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BlackBerry's recently appointed Global Creative Director Alicia Keys has blamed a hacker for posting an update to her Twitter account using an iPhone.

This is all a bit awkward because the musician was hired to plug BlackBerry’s new smartphone model, Z10, less than three weeks ago. She said she had been tempted away from BlackBerry by "hotter, sexier phones, something with more bling" in the past but was now back on board with BlackBerry, and using its smartphones exclusively.

However a tweet from her account on 11 February was sent from an iPhone. The tweet, which was later deleted, read:

Started from the bottom now were [sic] here!

Later Keys quickly repudiated the ungrammatical tweet, which quoted lyrics from a song by Drake, stating it was the work of a rascally rascal.

What the h*ll?!!!! Looks like I’ve been hacked… I like @Drake but that wasn’t my tweet :-(

Just one day before, a photo from Keys' account showed the musician in her dressing room at the Grammys with not just one, but two iPhones in the frame, as depicted in a post on Sophos' Naked Security blog here. Of course we can't be sure the phones were for the singer's use.

Kimberly Truong writes: "Would a hacker that has gone to the trouble of hacking an account of such a well-known figure with access to *11 million followers* really only send one tweet with just a song lyric?"

Truong adds: "This story reminds us of a previous incident when Kim Kardashian claimed her Twitter account had been hacked." Kardashian apparently posted a tweet which read: "Twitter please help me get my password back! How is it that I can tweet from my cell but my home computer says wrong password!#HACKED". ®

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