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Wired.com: Fake Wired.com runs fake Steve Jobs health scare story

Wired.com has been the latest victim of a fake story about Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ health.

A hoaxer created a page, which looked like part of Wired.com, featuring a report about Jobs having a heart attack.

“In this instance the hoaxer went to the considerable trouble of creating an image of a three-paragraph story, with such affirming attributes as my aforementioned byline, current time stamp, some excellent (genuine) related stories and the social bookmarking icons at the bottom — including an (unfortunately hoax) 201 Diggs,” writes the falsely bylined John Abell.

Interestingly enough, Abell learnt about the hoax through Twitter.

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