Katie Hopkins’ Twitter feed is often full of controversial comments, but things took a different turn on Sunday morning, when the former ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ housemate was the victim of a hacking attack.
At 9.30am, Katie’s Twitter picture was changed to a rather unflattering snap, and a number of tweets were sent, alleging that a sex tape would be released.
new sex tape by katie hopkins in her email - 200 rts and we'll post the link— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 21, 2015
The hacker also unfollowed everybody, apart from one account, with the handle @Polbi25, which was also named in one of the tweets.
Tweet "Phil Olbison runz the net" for a shoutout!— Phil Olbison (@KTHopkins) June 21, 2015
Her handle remained the same, however the former ‘Apprentice’ contestant's screenname was changed to 'jiggly jaws Katie'. It was then altered again, to 'Phil Olbison'.
A number of the tweets sent detailed threats to release a sextape, including one which read: "new sex tape by katie hopkins in her email - 200 rts and we'll post the link."
Within minutes of the hack, Katie's name became a trending topic on Twitter, as fans discussed the incident.
The attacker also suggested the cyber attack was fair, given the columnist's many controversial statements and public spats. A number of Twitter users agreed with this sentiment:
RT this if you think Katie deserved this. ;]— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 21, 2015
waking up to see Katie Hopkins' twitter has been hacked has made my day already— thomas (@xTomBlythex) June 21, 2015
Katie Hopkins has been hacked! Well done to the hacker 👏🏻🎉— ✨ Kezzie Stark ✨ (@Keziahhhx) June 21, 2015
Pissing at Katie Hopkins getting hacked 😂😂😂— Phil Edwards (@B1gfizzle) June 21, 2015
Katie Hopkins account was hacked, this had made my day godbless— livvvv// (@jxstinftcam) June 21, 2015
Forget about #FathersDay Whoever has hacked the Twitter of Katie Hopkins so we can send he DMs has made my birthday :)— Andrew (@officialDB3K) June 21, 2015
KATIE HOPKINS IS BEING HACKED. HAHA— Lauren (@5SOS_Ireland) June 21, 2015
However, not everyone agreed:
I'd be happier if the person who hacked Katie Hopkins didn't seem to be such a prick.— Richard Adair (@rpxadair) June 21, 2015
Katie Hopkins tweets poison but there is no room to celebrate her hack b/c her feed has only just been replaced with weird misogynistic bile— Anderona Cole (@_Its_AColeWorld) June 21, 2015
Katie's account has been the source of controversy on multiple occasions, and on Saturday she angered showbiz couple Dan Osborne and Jacqueline Jossa, by making an unkind comments about their baby daughter, Ella.
Dan and Jacqueline both hit back, along with a number of their pals and fans.
"Writing nasty comments about babies is just so WRONG!" wrote 'EastEnders' star Jacqueline. "Don't ever post a picture of me and my child again, it's very odd."
Earlier this month, Jack Monroe called the lawyers in, after a bitter Twitter spat with Katie.