Brittany Spears is alive and well despite hacked Sony Twitter account saying she was dead

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Sony Music Entertainment caused a short frenzy early Monday morning when it tweeted that Britney Spears had died from its official account.

“RIP @britneyspears,” read the tweet after 8 am. Eastern Time.

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Although the tweet has since been deleted. Billboard reports that a group called OurMine has taken responsibility for the hack of the account.

 

Billboard reports the hacker group has targeted other high-profile accounts such as Marvel and Netflix which happened last week.

According to NBC4 Washington OurMine hacked Bob Dylan’s account tweeted ‘Rest in Peace @britneyspears’. Dylan’s tweet has also been deleted but it’s unclear if the account was hacked or not.