Johnny Depp death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the actor’s alleged demise gained traction on Sunday after a ‘R.I.P. Johnny Depp’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actor’s passing:

 “At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (May 05, 2013), our beloved actor Johnny Depp passed away. Johnny Depp was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 49-year-old actor and musician was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actor of Johnny Depp’s stature would be major news across networks.

Johnny Depp Death Hoax Dismissed Since Actor Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Monday (May 06) the actor’s reps officially confirmed that Johnny Depp is not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actor. Others say this shows his extreme popularity across the globe.


Howard Stern’s pal plead blameworthy to identity theft

Solitary of the reimbursement of individual based in Great Britain is that so far manage to avoid still hearing the Howard Stern shock jock radio show.

But media reports notify me that a zany connect of his, who go by the name of Ivy Supersonic, has found herself in a mark of problem with the law.

Ivy, whose real name is Ivy Silberstein, has pleaded culpable to count of harassment and individuality theft. The tattoo-covered fashion designer and party promoter had a long-running public feud with the owner of the New York Plumm nightclub which resulted in her overcrowding four of the club’s locks with super glue, and intimidating to let loose 200 crickets inside the structure.Ms Supersonic, who has designed hats for celebrities as varied as Pamela Anderson, Snoop Dogg and Hillary Clinton, told the Howard Stern show that she had also spray tinted the outside of the club to tell clientele that it was stopped up.

Amidst all this nonsense, it’s maybe easy not to notice that she also plead culpable to using her stepmother’s credit card without authorisation. Previous to being given 20 days group of people service, and being prearranged by the court to take an anger organization class and pay $4,500 recompense, Ivy Supersonic naked down to her bikini outside Manhattan Criminal Court and show off her 30-plus tattoos.

You have to wonder what type of message this sort of behaviour is distribution out to people. individuality theft isn’t a joke, filling a business’s locks with glue isn’t a joke, and 30 is far too many tattoos for someone who is only 5 foot 2 inches tall.

Barred Lady Gaga video assault spreads on Twitter through rogue app

Watch out for tweets about a banned Lady Gaga video, currently spreading across the Twitter network.

The tweets are being posted by rogue applications that users are allowing to access their profiles in the belief that they will get to view a prohibited video of Lady Gaga


VIDEO PROHIBIDO LADY GAGA banned [LINK] @shakira @lady gaga como ganar dinero facil

(Please note that the precise wording can vary)

If you make the mistake of clicking on the link you are taken to a fake YouTube webpage.


Of course, you believe that you’re going to watch a banned video of Lady Gaga so you might very well click on the play button. Doing so, however, asks you to grant permission to a third party app which wants to connect with your Twitter account. Don’t, whatever you do, give it permission to continue. Because if you do, your account can now be accessed by third parties – who will be able to post messages in your name to all of your followers.

Hopefully the fact that the messages we have seen so far have all been in Spanish may reduce the impact of this particular attack. Interestingly, it seems that Lady Gaga herself has been having trouble with these Twitter hackers. The eccentric songstress, who has more followers on Twitter than anyone else in the world, posted a message yesterday saying:

Whoever is hacking my Twitter must answer to 10 million monsters and Twitter police. #Don’tMakeMeCallTheApostles


Although the singer quickly deleted the rogue tweets that had upset her so much from her page, I was able to discover them cached elsewhere on the net:


TAROT de shakira [LINK] clarividente de @shakira #horoscopo ganar dinero navegando


VIDEO PROHIBIDO LADY GAGA @lady gaga [LINK] ganar dinero navegando

The links used in the messages posted to Lady Gaga’s Twitter page linked to the same fake YouTube page, and were created by the same person who appears to be behind the rogue application attack. Lady GagaIs it possible that Lady Gaga, or the staff who manage her Twitter account, fell for the scam themselves? And that’s why the rogue message appeared on Lady Gaga’s Twitter page?

Lady Gaga has over 9.6 million followers on Twitter, making her the most popular person on the network (yes, beating even Justin Bieber..) and a prize goal for any scammer who wants their scammy spam my links to be spread to as wide an audience as possible.


If you were unfortunate enough to grant a rogue applications access to your Twitter account, revoke its rights immediately by going to the Twitter website and visiting Settings/Connections and revoking the offending app’s rights. Don’t make it easy for scammers to make money in this way, and always exercise caution about which third party apps you allow to connect with your social networking accounts.

RIP Jackie Chan trick takes on Twitter users

Twitter users are being bombarded with post signifying that Jackie Chan has met his disastrous end.

For the last quite a few hours “RIP Jackie Chan” has been a trending subject, with many people serving the spammers extend their post. It appears to be a makeshift shot to use Twitter user to increase the SEO of some spammy websites.

While the URLs have been changing approximately, they are all clearly trash once you reach your destination and there is no additional effort to induce you that something horrifying has happened to Mr. Chan.

Jackie Chan It appears the complete idea that Jackie Chan is no more ongoing out as a small piece of a joke. The two primary spam bots that appear to be tweeting it out now probable chosen it up from a celebrity else’s feed.

There is a large amount of spam bots concerned in this scheme, and by selecting the words “RIP Jackie Chan” they’ve made it popular enough for it to become a trending topic.

If you look at the screenshot, you can see that the spam bots are integrating several other trending topics of the moment, such as #honestly.I anticipate Twitter is functioning on shutting down all of these spam bots, but in the intervening time don’t click any of these links. While they are non-malicious at the instant, this could alter at any time.

Update: Jackie Chan’s team has posted significance to his Face book wall assuring fans that he is fine and preparing for his next film.