Messages have spread rapidly across Twitter and Facebook in the last few hours, claiming that the 1980s British popstar Adam Ant has died.
According to the messages, the musician – who had hits with songs such as “Prince Charming” and “Stand and Deliver” – died from injuries he sustained in a jet ski accident on the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Although some users are just tweeting their respects at the “news” of Adam Ant’s death, others are posting a link to what appears to be an online news report about the musician’s death.
It’s a very sad story. Or at least, it would be if it was true.
Here’s what you see if you follow the link.
Do you notice the “adam.ant” in the url? I wonder what happens if I change that to include my own name.
Well fancy that – I’m a dead musician!
Some small print, included at the bottom of the webpage in a tiny font gives the game away for anyone who hasn’t realised that the report is utterly bogus:
FAKE… THIS STORY IS…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.