Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys has NOT died in a car crash

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Sigh..

Here we go again.

Facebook and Twitter users of a certain age have got themselves into a dither worrying that Neil Tennant, singer with the Pet Shop Boys, had died in a car crash.

What’s that? You didn’t see the news on the BBC or CNN?

Maybe that’s because Neil Tennant, like other celebrities before him, is the victim of an internet hoax.

Facebook and Twitter users have been duped by a false news story claiming to be from “Global Associated News”…

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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