The feign news appears to be imagining from hacker organisation OurMine.
Updated, 12:59 p.m., Dec. 26: Sony has released a matter on a hack, that reads: “Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter criticism was compromised. This has been rectified. Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion.”
Sony Music Entertainment caused a brief frenzy early Monday morning when it sent a twitter that Britney Spears had died from a central Sony Music Global account.
“RIP @britneyspears,” review a twitter shortly after 8 a.m. ET, that also had a frown-face emoji and a hashtag #RIPBritney. “1981-2016.”
But a criticism followed adult that twitter with a post that signaled to those following a news that a criticism had expected been hacked.
“Britney spears is passed by accident! we will tell we some-more soon,” review a second tweet, again with a hashtag and scowl emoji.
Thirty mins later, several tweets posted from a account, with a organisation OurMine holding responsibility. By 9 a.m. currently (Dec. 26), the Sony tweets had been deleted.
The hacker organisation has frequently targeted high-profile accounts over a past year, including Marvel’s Twitter accounts, as good as Netflix’s Twitter account, in a same day final week. In September, a organisation gained entrance to Variety‘s website and email system, promulgation mixed messages to subscribers with a theme line “Hacked by #OurMine.”
The organisation is ostensibly using a high-profile hacks as a approach to marketplace and foster a confidence services.
“Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter criticism was compromised,” a association wrote in a matter Monday (Dec. 26). “This has been rectified. Sony Music apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion.”
Singer Bob Dylan, apparently hacked as good after promulgation a tweet, given deleted, that read “Rest in assent @britneyspears” with a same emoji. The criticism afterwards common Sony’s twitter and mentioned OurMine in subsequent, also deleted, posts. Dylan’s reps could not immediately be reached for comment.
More to come.