Brittany Spears is alive and well despite hacked Sony Twitter account saying she was dead
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.
Someone has hacked one of Sony Music’s Twitter accounts, it seems.
Keeping up the tradition of great internet security, Sony. pic.twitter.com/aQc5Ho1Wsg
— Ryan Brown (@Toadsanime) December 26, 2016
Although the tweet has since been deleted. Billboard reports that a group called OurMine has taken responsibility for the hack of the account.
sony have obviously been hacked. britney is not dead #RIPBritney
— Livvi (@LivviLamb) December 26, 2016
Sony Music’s Twitter is spreading false rumors about Britney Spears dying https://t.co/8lwMRkKDSK
— David Papp (@DavidPapp) December 26, 2016
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.