Hackers targeted the website of the French-language newspaper Le Devoir on Tuesday morning, publishing a short article announcing the death of Quebec Premier Jean Charest. The article stated that Charest had died of a heart attack at the Université de Montréal’s hospital, and that the hospital had verified the news. Charest’s press secretary, Hugo D’Amours, confirmed that the premier is alive and well, and called the hoax “sad and in bad taste”. The newspaper’s website shut down at approximately 2:30 a.m. and was revived just after 4 a.m.
Hackers make false announcement of Jean Charest’s death
Le Devoir publishes phony article stating Quebec premier died of heart attack
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