Sony’s Twitter hacked with fake Britney Spears death tweets

Hacker group OurMine have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack

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By  Aasha Bodhani Published  December 27, 2016

It's happened again. Sony has fallen victim to another cyber-attack, but this time its Twitter account, Sony Music Entertainment, that has been hacked, with the criminals falsely tweeting that singer Britney Spears had died.

The tweets, which have now been deleted, were reportedly posted by hacker group OurMine, who have been responsible for a number of celebrity and technology CEO Twitter hacks this year. The fake tweets began with the first stating "RIP @britneyspears" and "#RIPBritney 1981-2016," following by a teary-eyed emoji.

Furthermore it appeared that folk music icon and Sony artist Bob Dylan had also been hacked and his Twitter account has published "Rest in peace @britneyspears."

Sony released a statement saying that its social media account was "compromised" but the situation "has been rectified." The company also apologised to the singer and her fans.

Hacker group OurMine has been linked to a number of hackings in 2016, from Google's CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora account to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg's social media account.

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