Dua Lipa and other Spotify artists' pages hacked by Taylor Swift 'fan'

Some of the world's most popular singers have had their Spotify pages defaced by a hacker who posted messages about Donald Trump and Taylor Swift.

On Wednesday, artists including Lana Del Rey and Dua Lipa had their biographies replaced by the attacker.

The hacker called himself Daniel, and replaced the celebrities' photos with one of himself.

The action will be an embarrassment to the platform's security efforts. It is the most popular app of its kind.

The attacker also asked people to add him on Snapchat, and added the words "Trump 2020".

"Best of all shout out to my queen Taylor Swift," he added.

On Twitter, users posted images of the changed pages, which also affected artists like Future and Pop Smoke.

Spotify quickly reversed the changes, and the artists' pages appear to have returned to normal.

It is not clear how the edits to some of the world's biggest musicians took place.

Spotify has a special product available for music publishers and independent artists, called Spotify for Artists, which is what manages band pages and biographies.