Jack Black Death Hoax Hacker Claims He’s Holding Tenacious D To Ransom

Shockwaves were sent around the world when Tenacious D posted about Jack Black’s ‘death’ on Twitter yesterday (June 5), but it later transpired that the band’s account had been hacked and that the messages were tweeted as part of a cruel hoax.

Now, the cyber attacker – who goes by the name @Ruthless – has claimed that he will continue to control of the account until Jack Black reaches out to him directly.


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Speaking to The Mirror, the hacker said: “Jack doesn’t have his Twitter back and I am waiting for him to email me so that I can return it to him.”

The web warrior also claimed that he had targeted other celebrity accounts, allegedly hacking Bring Me The Horizon singer Oli Sykes and Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who died in 2011.

Sickeningly, another message was posted from Dunn’s account earlier reading: “Just met Tupac, real nice guy,” which marked the first tweet from the account since the star’s tragic death.


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‘Ruthless’, who claims to be a teenager, revealed that he isn’t afraid of being caught and plans to infiltrate more celebrity accounts in the coming days despite knowing that he could face arrest.

He explained: “If I was to get caught, it really wouldn’t surprise me.

“But then again, I couldn’t really give a flying f***.

“If I get caught, I get caught. Nothing I can do at the end of the day.”


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This news comes after fans were sent into a frantic state after an “announcement” claiming that the School of Rock star had died circulated around the social media platform.

The morose message read: “It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37am. The cause of death is yet unknown.”

Hours later - and to everyone’s relief - the hacker revealed his ‘prank’ admitting that the 46-year-old actor was alive and well.

While Ruthless’ exact motives are unknown, he told The Mirror that he found it “quite funny” to watch thousands of fans fear the shocking news.

He explained: “It is obvious how much the fans care, you can see that from the tweets I am receiving.

“But they should all be happy that it was a joke and not true.”