Video thumbnail, Office Girls video
Video Loading

A girlband from Edgware have vowed not to let vile trolls wreck their career after their social media accounts were plastered in Nazi imagery by cruel hackers.

Chelsea Greene from Edgware, a member of pop group Office Girls, said that social media accounts belonging to the band were taken down the day their first single was due to be released.

Police are now investigating the incident as a "hate crime", which has resulted in the band not being able to regain access to their individual and collective Twitter accounts, nor the band's YouTube account.

The hackers posted swastikas on the band members' Twitter accounts, as well as deleting all of their followers.

The trolls posted pictures of swastikas on the group's Twitter feeds

Greene, who is originally from Kingston Upon Thames and now lives in Edgware, said the band were "distraught" about the hacking, which took place on the day of their debut single release - a cover of Austin Mahone's Dirty Work.

"The hack happened around two weeks ago, on the day we should have released the single," said Greene.

"They hacked not just the main account, but all of our accounts. We were just distraught. We're just trying to live our dream - who would try to ruin that?"

"All of our hard work was deleted. We lost all of our followers, including Austin Mahone, Perez Hilton, Labyrinth and Alan Carr. It was a real blow, but we've come back stronger."

Police are investigating the cruel hacking

Known in the band as Miss Nova, Greene earned her place in the five-piece's line-up in August after being selected by Simon Cowell's former boss, Ellis Rich and partner Marvyn Howell - the pair who were responsible for Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Bananarama.

The band had a positive response to Dirty Work, with the video getting 25,000 hits within days.

They continued the promotion with flash mobs at Liverpool Street Station, Compton Street, Carnaby Street and Notting Hill Carnival.

Greene said: "They took down the Twitter accounts and our YouTube account with the video, which had over 25,000 views.

"The Twitter account was lost, but YouTube managed to restore our video with all of the views. We're trying to fight back now. Bullies don't win. We're just ordinary girls trying to live our dream."

Greene explained that she and the other band members, which includes Shereece Foster (Miss Vixen), Radha Patel (Miss Mocha), Kortni Turner (Miss Dime Diva) and Michelle Grimes (Miss Bombshell), have not let the hacking throw them.

Chelsea Greene: "Bullies don't win"

Greene said: "The main thing we're aiming for at the moment is a Twitter following, without that we won't be able to sign to the label, so we're doing flash mobs, interviews and events.

"We've got songs recorded, a whole album worth of original songs; one single is being released soon called Tattoo, Touchy, Feely, which is about women's harassment in the workplace.

"A lot of our songs are of that theme, of women's equality and girl power."

Of the attack, Greene added: "We're fighting back and proving them wrong - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

For more information on Office Girls, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @OfficeGirlsUK.