Sick Macworld news feed hack claims Steve Jobs has died

Graham Cluley

For some time now there has been speculation on the internet about the health of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, following what appeared to be a substantial loss of weight.

Indeed, the whispers and rumours have sent shivers down the spines of some people who have invested in Apple stock.

Of course, things weren’t helped when Bloomberg accidentally published his obituary.

So, when it was announced that in an unusual move Jobs – who has suffered from pancreatic cancer in the past – would not be giving the keynote presentation at this week’s Macworld conference in San Francisco, tongues began to wag again.

In fact, the rumour mill began to stir up to such an extent that the notoriously private Jobs took the unusual step of issuing a…

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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.