Two years after the devastating Christmastime hack of its movie studio, the Sony corporation had a significantly smaller breech — it's Twitter account — one that reported pop star Britney Spears was dead.
The false report about the "Work B***h" singer sent her fans and social media spiraling on Monday morning.
"RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016," a tweet from Sony Music Global's account read. Shortly after, a Twitter account belonging to the estate of Bob Dylan shared their condolences.
Both accounts were hacked by online group OurMine, according to Billboard, who obtained screen grabs of the tweets deleted by Sony Music roughly two hours after they were posted.
Representatives for Spears confirmed the mother of two is alive and well, CNN's AnneClaire Stapleton said.
A Sony Music spokesperson was not immediately reachable for comment. More to come...
Britney Spears is alive and well, her rep tells CNN. It appears @SonyMusicGlobal erroneously tweeted her death. Sony rep says no comment
— AnneClaire Stapleton (@AnneClaireCNN) December 26, 2016
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