SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Social media went crazy over a hoax of Britney Spears’ death Monday.
The pop star is very much alive.READ MORE: Video: Violent Carjacking From Richmond Auto Dealership; Worker Hurled From Hood Attempting To Stop Thief
Spears’ manager told CNN they think someone hacked Sony Music’s Twitter account and tweeted out the singer died in an accident.READ MORE: VIDEO: Asian Man Attacked In Oakland, Tries to Fight Back In Attempted Robbery
The account pushed out hashtags #RIP @britneyspears, #RIPBritney 1981-2016 and “Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.”
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This would not be the first time Sony was hacked. In 2014, hackers got into the company’s email and published, scripts, salaries, and embarrassing messages between studio heads.