Nobody knows why OurMine decided to tweet against Britney Spears. (Photo: The Quint)
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Britney’s Not Dead! But Sony Music Needs a New Twitter Password

In yet another high-profile Twitter account compromise this year, the hacker group OurMine broke into Sony Music's Twitter account, flashing news that the famous singer Britney Spears “is dead by accident”.

Sony’s Twitter account tweeted this out on Monday evening. (Photo: Twitter screen grab)
Sony’s Twitter account tweeted this out on Monday evening. (Photo: Twitter screen grab)

Alerted, Sony Music immediately swung into action and tweeted after recovering their handle @SonyMusicGlobal: "We saw a new IP logged in to the account a few minutes ago and the tweet is posted by a new IP so @britneyspears is still alive #OurMine".

Both the tweets were removed from Sony Music Global's account, almost half an hour after the hack was detected.

Spears' manager Adam Leber was quoted by CNN as saying that the popstar was alive, officially debunking the rumour.

OurMine has hacked into some top-notch Twitter handles in the past, including those of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Niantic head John Hanke as well.

(With inputs from IANS)