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Sony was hacked again :Britney Spears fake dead news

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Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday, publishing fake statements that pop music icon Britney Spears had died.

Sony Music, a unit of Sony Corp, said in a short statement that its social media account was “compromised” but that the situation “has been rectified”.

The company said it “apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion”.

A Sony spokeswoman refused to comment further. A Twitter spokesman did not return emails seeking comment.

The 35-year-old international superstar and Grammy award winner “is fine and well”, Spears’ manager Adam Leber told CNN.

Yet her fans' hearts may have skipped a beat today when tweets purportedly from Sony Music Entertainment said "RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016" and "Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney."

In 2001, a Texas radio station reported that Spears and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake had died in a car crash. Two on-air personalities were later fired for repeating bogus Internet reports.

In addition to Sony's Twitter account, the official account of Bob Dylan may have been hacked on Monday: It tweeted: "Rest in peace @britneyspears" about the same time as the fake Sony tweets were going out.

The latest episode was reminiscent of the massive cyberattack against Sony in November 2014.

A hacking group known as GOP had penetrated the Japanese company's computer system and seized personal data about thousands of its employees, including stars.

Another unit of Sony, Sony Pictures Entertainment, was the victim of a devastating cyber-attack in November 2014, which the FBI concluded was the work of North Korea. That hack came a month before Sony Pictures was due to release the film The Interview, about two journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.