Sony Music Entertainment's Twitter account was hacked on Monday, publishing fake statements that pop music icon Britney Spears had died. Sony Music, a unit of Sony Corp. , said in a short statement that its social media account was "compromised" but that the situation "has been rectified." The company said it "apologizes to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion." A Sony spokeswoman refused to comment further. A Twitter spokesman did not return emails seeking comment.