New York, The Twitter account of Sony Music Entertainment was hacked on Monday and they published the fake statement about the sudden death of the pop music icon, Britney Spears.
Sony Music is the unit of Sony Corporation and it issued the statement in which it was stated that their social media account was compromised and after that the situation was rectified. The company said sorry to Britney Spears and her fans for such confusion and misunderstanding. The spokesperson of Sony refused this comment and the representative of twitter did not return the emails seeking comment. The manager of Spears, Adam Leber told that 35 years old international super star and the Grammy Award winner celebrity is quite fine and well.
The billboard stated that they should take the responsibility for this fake news, which spread the sensation among the people about this fake news. Billboard also reported that the twitter account of the folk music icon, Bob Dylan was also hoaxed as it sent out the deleted tweet. The spokesperson of Sony also confirmed that Bob Dylan is the artist of Sony and the statement of the company holds true for what has been happened.
Sony Picture Entertainment is another unit of Sony and it was the victim of the devastating cyber attack in November 2014 and Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that it was the work of North Korea. This hack came about one month before and Sony Picture was due to launch the movie, ‘The Interview’ about two journalists, who were recruited by CIA to assassinate Kim Jong Un, who is the leader of North Korea.