Thirteen-year-old teen actress Chloë Moretz got her Twitter and Facebook accounts hijacked, after a thief broke into her home and stole her computer, among other things.
Ms. Moretz, who is best known for her role as "Hit-Girl" Mindy Macready in the 2010 superhero movie Kick-Ass, told Entertainment Weekly magazine about the incident.
"They stole all my pictures, my Twitter, my Facebook. We got broken into, and I got my computer stolen and my iPad, so I have fake everything now
," the young actress said, according to Starpulse
She's also had her share of creepy stalkers since the movie came out. "I got this weird stalker person in France, and he followed me into the hotel and said all this stuff to me.
"I was really freaked out and I didn't go out of the house for two days
," she remembered about one disturbing experience.
This is one case where Facebook's recently introduced
remote sign out feature would have been extremely useful.
The website now allows users to remotely terminate all active sessions if they accidentally left their account logged in on another computer, or like in this case, if it gets stolen.
This can be done from a new section called Account Security, located under Account Settings, where the opened sessions are listed with the option to forcefully end any of them.
Of course, this doesn't help much if the browser was also configured to remember the password, therefore, changing the access code is equally important.
Ms. Moretz is not the first teen celebrity to be impersonated online after their social networking accounts have been compromised.
Miley Cyrus had her Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and Gmail accounts compromised
by hackers, who used them to release fake rumors about her death, or claim that she hates her fans.
One hacker even released
intimate pictures found in her email account, depicting the actress baring her midriff in the bathroom in front of a mirror or posing in her underwear and swimsuit. She was 15 at the time.