Sony Twitter Account Hacked With Claims That Britney Spears Had Died

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Sony was hacked. Again.

The Twitter account of Sony Music falsely tweeted Monday that Britney Spears had died, featuring separate postings that read: “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016,” and “Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.”

Separately, the official Twitter account for Bob Dylan featured a tweet that read: “Rest in peace @britneyspears” at roughly the same time of the Sony account tweets — which later were deleted.

A representative for the 35-year-old pop star told CNN the death claim was erroneous.

“I assume their account has been hacked,” Spears’ manager, Adam Leber, told the news channel. “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.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, Kevin McCoy