Britney Spears Alive and Well Following Hacked Tweets Alleging Her Death
Britney Spears is reportedly alive and well following some hacked tweets that alleged her death. It is believed that hacking group OurMine may be behind the latest death hoax.
Despite the tweets confirming the "Make Me" singer's death yesterday (Dec. 26). CNN journalists have since reported that the pop star is just fine.
According to Consequence of Sound, the tweets were posted to Sony Music’s Twitter account and read, “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016” and “Britney Spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.”
Bob Dylan’s official Twitter also chimed in, “Rest in peace @britneyspears” following the Sony Music tweets. All three posts have since been deleted.
The tweets sparked a rush of obituaries, until CNN contacted her manager, Adam Leber, who said, “I haven’t spoken to anyone… as of yet but I am certain their account was hacked. Britney is fine and well. There have been a few Internet clowns over the years who have made similar claims about her death, but never from the official Sony Music Twitter account.”
It is believed that hacker group OurMine (who represent themselves as a security organization) are behind the tweets. This past weekend the hacker group also got into the official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Spears, they also hacked into the Twitter accounts of NFL Networks, Marvel, and Netflix.
Deadspin reports that when OurMine hacked the account they posted "hey, it's OurMine, don't worry we are just testing your security, contact to upgrade your security email@example.com" as well as "to upgrade your security please visit our website."
Finally after these tweets were deleted, "let's make this hashtag trend #DodgersHacked." was posted.