British boyband Blue have fallen victim to internet pranksters who hacked the group's official Twitter page.
The pop stars were forced to change the password for their account on the social networking site after it was illegally accessed, and bandmember Simon Webbe apologised to fans who were duped by the hackers.
In a series of posts on his own Twitter.com account, he writes, "Somebody has hacked into officialblue and is in following fans (sic). We are not responsible for that but we will have a solution soon... They have nothing better to do it's a shame really... Sorry to all those that have been effected (sic) I will keep you posted..."
A post on the official Blue page reads, "Nothing beats a good password which is why we had to change ours. We were hacked in the last 24 hours. Apologies to anyone who was affected."