Sony Music Entertainment has recently been a victim of a Twitter hack, leading to yet another believable celebrity death hoax. And the celebrity that these hackers virtually killed? None other than Britney Spears.
Celebrity death hoaxes aren?t something new in social media. In fact, there are countless of celebrities that had been announced dead, and almost always, the posts become viral.
As for Britney Spears? case, the celebrity death hoax became way believable since it was released in the official Twitter accounts of Sony Music Global and Bob Dylan. However, both accounts were just victims of a Twitter Hack.
Who?s behind the Britney Spears Twitter Hack?
Marvel fans have probably heard of the group before. They?re the same group who?s responsible for the Twitter Hacks of the Netflix and Marvel Twitter accounts last December 21.
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The group OurMine is responsible for the unusual tweets in Bob Dylan and Sony Music Global?s Twitter accounts. Sony Music Entertainment didn?t even have to pull off an investigation regarding the Twitter Hack. In fact, they revealed their identities via tweet.
According to TechCrunch, OurMine is a three-person team which hacks big time accounts to show the need for proper security. It?s their way of ?advertising? their group, and sell their security products and services.
Basically, what OurMine does is check the security of social media accounts then offer their service to secure people?s network.The team even clarified via tweet that OurMine is more of a security group than a blackhat hacker group.
Britney Spears is alive!
Adam Leber, Britney Spears? manager told CNN that Spears? is doing well and good. He was also very certain that Sony Music Global?s Twitter account had been hacked.
With this, Sony released a statement regarding the Twitter Hack. The company also sent their apologies for the confusion that the tweets brought to Spears? fans.
Despite the Twitter Hack, Britney Spears will continue with her residency in Las Vegas on January 11, 2017.
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