The pop singer learned of the hacking when her 17 million followers, fans she has dubbed ‘little monsters’, were spammed with a link on Monday morning that directed them to a website promising free Apple products.

The tweets read: “Monsters, I’m giving away FREE iPad2’s to each one of you in the spirit of the holidays :).”

Another two tweets were then uploaded to the site, within quick succession of one another, but they were spotted by Lady Gaga’s representatives, who promptly deleted them.

Lady Gaga has now regained control of her account after changing her login details to prevent further unauthorised posts. She has now assured fans everything is back to normal.

She then tweeted: “Phew. The hacking is over! And just in time, I’m on my way to Japan! So excited to spend Xmastime with my TokyoMonsters!”

Picture: Getty