Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's boyfriend Liam Payne attacked in Satanic hack posts

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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.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Instagram page
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Instagram page, including two of the hack posts (@CherylOfficial screengrab)

The caption read: "666 F*** LIAM PAYNE."

The capitalised words "HAIL SATAN 666 BITCH THATS WHAT WE DO" accompanied a fourth image of a black and white pentagram.

Cheryl's biography on the Instagram page was altered to read "#Cyberwolfgang N***A".

Fans quickly noticed the unusual posts being made via her account and notified Liam and Cheryl's close friend Kimberley Walsh to the takeover.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Joel Ryan /AP/PA Images)

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 Liam - who is currently in America - has responded via their social media channels to the trolling.

A spokesman for Cheryl 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.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Instagram account
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Instagram account (@CherylOfficial screengrab)

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 last 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.