Julie Bishop.

WTF: a reader reply alerted Julie Bishop that all was not right with her Twitter account.

It was notably undiplomatic language for Australia's Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, to use in a public space.

"OMFG this blog by you is crazy," Ms Bishop said on Twitter early on Monday morning.

The tweets from Julie Bishop's account.

The tweets from Julie Bishop's account.

"I'm lol'n so much right now at this," the Foreign Minister added to another person on the popular social network. She followed that post with more than a dozen tweets, littered with hahas and LOLs and ROFLs and LMFAOs.

The Foreign Minister realised something was amiss when one of her followers, Sumisha Naidu, thanked her for the "tip". It turned out Ms Bishop had recommended to Ms Naidu and more than 50,000 others a formula "for weight-loss and shed fat", citing an endorsement by American television host Dr Mehmet Oz.

"Was not from me," Ms Bishop replied to Ms Naidu, before adding: "Yes my Twitter account has been hacked/compromised."

On Monday morning, Ms Bishop's spokeswoman said: "In weightier issues today, the Australian Foreign Minister’s Twitter account was accessed by spambots alerting her more than 50,000 followers to the latest innovations in weight loss, instead of her usual diplomatic endeavours. Twitter was quickly on the case and the situation swiftly handled.”

Ms Bishop is not the only federal politician to have a social media account hacked by spammers in the past 24 hours.

Nationals MP Darren Chester spent Sunday night  ''LOL'' and ''LMFAO'' on Twitter.

None of these tweets are visible on Monday.

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