By Elinor Mills
January 22, 2009
It is a hoax, Wired reported Thursday -- an article that looks like a
story on Wired.com and that claims Apple CEO Steve Jobs has had a heart
"A widely-circulated URL which points to an image that purports to be a
wired.com story about Steve Jobs health is a hack job," Wired.com said.
"We won't provide the URL here but the Twitterverse quickly surmised
that the item was not correct." It appears to have first been reported
Someone created a legitimate-looking Web page using Wired's public
upload image viewer, which generates a page containing an image under a
Wired logo banner, Wired.com said. The hole has been patched, the news
While characteristics of the fake post--such as the Wired logo, byline,
and accompanying related stories list--make it look legitimate, the post
is plagued with misspellings and grammatical problems.
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