Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's boyfriend Liam Payne attacked in Satanic posts
Trolls who hacked into Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Instagram account have attacked her boyfriend Liam Payne in a series of bizarre Satanic posts.
The first post included a screengrab of a Twitter profile page with the caption urging her 2.7 million followers to follow the account, based in Denmark.
A similar post of a separate account followed shortly after before a third image, a picture of an upside-down white crucifix on a black background, appeared.
The caption read: "666 FUCK LIAM PAYNE."
The capitalised words "HAIL SATAN 666 BITCH THATS WHAT WE DO" accompanied a fourth image of a black and white pentagram.
Fernandez-Versini's biography on the Instagram page was altered to read "#Cyberwolfgang NIGGA".
Fans quickly noticed the unusual posts being made via her account and notified Payne and Ferndanez-Versini's close friend Kimberley Walsh to the takeover.
Within minutes of the takeover happening, the former Girls Aloud star's profile page was back to normal with her bio reverted to simply read her name.
Neither the singer nor Payne - who is currently in America - has responded via their social media channels to the trolling.
A spokesman for Fernandez-Versini has yet to respond following the hack.
The overtaking of the singer's online account comes days after she was granted a divorce in just 14 seconds from Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
The former X Factor judge sought a divorce from the French restaurateur after complaining that his unreasonable behaviour had caused her stress and weight loss.
A family court judge on Thursday drew the couple's marriage to a close.
Judge Heather MacGregor granted a decree nisi - after concluding that the marriage had "broken down irretrievably" - at a speedy hearing in the Central Family Court in London.
A spokesman for the singer had announced that a decree nisi had been granted, more than an hour before the court hearing began.