Lady Gaga’s accounts on key social networking websites have been hacked, leading fans to follow malicious links. Messages posted to the star’s Facebook and Twitter pages tried to lure followers with a “special Lady GaGa edition iPad”.

A Twitter message read: “Lady GaGa’s new iPad comes out in three days! So for the next 72 hours we will be hosting a massive giveaway to all the Mother Monster fans. “Sign up and receive your special Lady GaGa edition iPad in time for the Holidays!” Facebook fans saw: “Monsters, I’m giving away FREE ipad2’s to each one of you in the spirit of the holidays :)” GaGa, who has 45 million Twitter followers and 17 million Facebook fans, said afterwards: “Phew.                       –EW