Another Hoax Story

Microsoft and CNN said they were hit by a hoax after a faked Web page circulated online that reported the software giant had agreed to buy Vivendi Universal’s video game operations. The hoax Web site live on an Internet server at Purdue University in Indiana and the student who put up the site was caught and referred to the university’s dean of students for possible disciplinary action, a spokeswoman said. Microsoft issued a press release denying the deal.

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