Social media hackers spread Britney Spears death hoax

Social media hackers spread Britney Spears death hoax

Sony Music Global's twitter account was hacked, the account incorrectly tweeted that Britney Spears had died, Monday, December 26, 2016.

The first shock tweet said: "Britney Spears is dead by accident!"

"I assume their account has been hacked", Spears' manager, Adam Leber, told the news channel. Well, earlier today a tweet was sent out from a rather official Twitter account basically stating that Britney had died.

"We don't know who is our next target", OurMine told CNET.

After the unexpected death of George Michael on Christmas Day at the age of 53, the world of music thought to be deprived of another icon: Britney Spears.

A rep for Sony did not immediately respond for a Daily News request for comment.

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If you were on Twitter Monday morning, you may have seen a tweet quickly make the rounds that pop superstar Britney Spears was dead.

The good news is that we can confirm that Britney is alive and well. But in this instance, the OurMine messages were confirming that Sony's account was hacked.

2016 has been a pretty hard year for most.

This time, however, OurMine hacked an account to dispel a rumor before it ran wild.

Following the tweets, Bob Dylan's Twitter account also appeared to be compromised, tweeting its own tribute.

The official Twitter of songwriter Bob Dylan may have also been hacked, alongside Sony's.

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