“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Hacker Hoax


Jun 21, 2007

Posted by: EdwardTLC


Rumors have been floating around the internet today concerning a ‘hacker’ obtaining a digital copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from a Bloomsbury computer and posting the alleged ending on the web. Reuters is reporting this evening that a Bloomsbury spokesperson ‘declined comment on the hacker’s claims,’ while Kyle Good, a spokesperson for US publishers Scholastic, is warning readers ‘to be skeptical about anything on the Web that claims to have inside information on the book’s plot’ saying:

“There is a whole lot of junk flying around,” she said. “Consider this one more theory.”

It is highly unlikely that any documents containing information as well protected as the seventh Harry Potter book would be on a Bloomsbury computer and as Trend Micro, a computer security company, spokesman David Perry was noted as saying:

“We’ve had hypes like this on the last couple of Harry Potter books… There is a very high level of spurious information in the hacker world.”

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