Wow. Mickey Rourke has died snowboarding, just like Sylvester Stallone, Jim Carrey, Christian Slater…

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Before anyone gets the wrong idea – let me make this really clear.

Despite what you may have read on the internet, Mickey Rourke has *not* died in a snowboarding accident.

If the award-winning actor had been killed, it would have been a crazy coincidence – because it’s just days since there were claims on Facebook and Twitter that Sylvester Stallone had died in a snowboarding accident.

And let’s not forget Jim Carrey’s fatal snowboarding accident and the one that killed Christian Slater a year ago.

All of the celebrities mentioned above are, at the time of writing, alive, kicking and – I’m guessing on this next bit – probably not snowboarding.

There are some pretty tasteless practical joke websites out there which allow you to generate fake news stories about the deaths of anyone you choose.

And…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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