PBS Hacked, Claims 'Tupac Alive' in New Zealand

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PBS Hacked, Claims 'Tupac Alive' in New Zealand

  • on: May 30, 2011, 09:09:06 AM
PBS Hacked, Claims 'Tupac Alive' In New Zealand
The Huffington Post  Craig Kanalley  First Posted: 05/30/11 01:17 AM ET Updated: 05/30/11 02:38 AM ET

A report is spreading quickly on Facebook and Twitter that famed rapper Tupac Shakur is shockingly "alive and well" in New Zealand, 15 years after he died.
This is of course false. Tupac died in Las Vegas in 1996. But the link that is circulating, a PBS Web story, looks entirely legitimate, fueling the rumor.
PBS has been hacked.
PBS NewsHour online engagement staffer Teresa Gorman has spent much of her holiday Sunday night replying to folks on Twitter, telling them the report is false and PBS has been hacked.
The Lulz Boat has claimed responsibility. Not only has it posted the "Tupac Alive" Web update to the PBS site, but on Twitter it posted information for staffers, the PBS network, and password info for PBS stations.
According to Secure Business Intelligence, LulzSec has attacked several high-profile organizations in the last month, although it is known to hack for "entertainment and infamy," rather than financial gain.
The report on PBS NewsHour "The Rundown" carries the headline "Tupac still alive in New Zealand" with a timestamp of May 29, 2011 at 11:30 PM EDT. It includes a picture of Tupac and as of 1 a.m. Monday morning, it was still live on the PBS site.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/3 ... 68673.html

It seems that LulzSec is known to hack for “entertainment and infamy”. The link looks legitimate, is there proof that the picture is a recent one? It is still a web rumor purposely to fuell speculation and to gain a huge increase of hits/money, though anything is possible.
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This is really strange, i wrote  that TS is  Tupac  Shakur, I don't know for some odd reason i felt that. Now you are posting that they claim tupac is alive in new Zealand. This is a conicidence or what?
By the way thanks for the posting.
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http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/05/30/ ... f=rss_tech

Hackers pirate PBS website, post fake story about Tupac still alive By the CNN Wire Staff
May 30, 2011 5:55 a.m. EDT | Filed under: Web

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: A group creates a pbs.org page titled "FREE BRADLEY MANNING. (expletive) FRONTLINE!"
The group admits to hacking into PBS servers after watching "WikiSecrets"
The Lulz Boat also posts the purported passwords of journalists and PBS station information
PBS acknowledges the hack Monday morning
(CNN) -- Online hackers have pirated the PBS website and posted a false story claiming the rapper Tupac Shakur -- who has been dead for almost 15 years -- is alive and living in New Zealand.

The group -- called The Lulz Boat -- also posted what it said were passwords of journalists, login information for the PBS series "Frontline" and sensitive information about PBS stations.

The Lulz Boat claims it was "less than impressed" after watching the network's program "WikiSecrets" and "decided to sail our Lulz Boat over the PBS servers for further... perusing."

The "WikiSecrets" documentary, which aired last week on the PBS show "Frontline," talked to U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's father and close friends.

Manning, a military intelligence analyst, is suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents that ended up on the WikiLeaks website -- one of the largest leaks of classified material in U.S. history.

In a message linked to from their Twitter account, The Lulz Boat taunted PBS.



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"Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks. They best watch where they're sailing next time," the group said.

PBS acknowledged the hack early Monday morning.

Teresa Gorman, who works in social media and online engagement for the PBS program "NewsHour," published a stream of Twitter messages Monday morning in response to comments about the fake story.

"Thanks for your concern guys - we are aware there is more than the Tupac story being hacked right now," she tweeted.

She said she did not want to comment further to CNN.

The fake Tupac story claims the rapper was "alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand," citing "locals." It goes on to say a small town there -- unnamed due to security risks -- also housed the late rapper Biggie Smalls for years.

In addition to posting the Tupac story, The Lulz Boat also created a page -- within the pbs.org address -- that says "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO LULZSEC." The title of the page is "FREE BRADLEY MANNING. (expletive) FRONTLINE!"

The group's bio states, "We are LulzSec, a small team of 80-year-old men and people who smoke on webcam. Right?"

The Lulz Boat also claimed it was not Anonymous, a hacker collective globally infamous for disrupting the websites of MasterCard, Visa and PayPal in December after the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on unrelated sexual assault charges.

A slogan under a "LulzSec" banner online reads, "Laughing at your security since 2011!"
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Quote from: "all4loveandbelieve"
This is really strange, i wrote  that TS is  Tupac  Shakur, I don't know for some odd reason i felt that. Now you are posting that they claim tupac is alive in new Zealand. This is a conicidence or what?
By the way thanks for the posting.

that is wild isn't it. didn't ts say it would freak folks out if they knew who he was? i am guessing that would do it. :lol:
now for me to decide if i want to pursue and learn any more about this tupac of which i know nothing geek/  pale/  :oops:
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PBS Website Hacked

  • on: May 31, 2011, 01:38:29 PM
http://http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110531/ap_on_en_tv/us_pbs_website_hacked

Hackers post phony Tupac story on PBS website




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By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press – Tue May 31, 6:57 am ET
WASHINGTON – PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks.
PBS confirmed Monday that the website had been hacked. The phony story had been taken down as of Monday morning. It had been posted on the site of the "PBS NewsHour" program, which is produced by WETA-TV in Arlington, Va.
Anne Bentley, PBS' vice president of corporate communications, said in an email that erroneous information posted on the website has been corrected. The hackers also posted login information for two internal PBS sites: one that media use to access the PBS press room and an internal communications website for stations, she said. She said all affected parties were being notified.
David Fanning, executive producer of "Frontline," said he learned of the hacking early Monday, nearly a week after the program aired its "WikiSecrets" documentary about the leak of U.S. diplomatic cables to the WikiLeaks website. The documentary, produced by WGBH-TV in Boston, generated criticism and debate on the program's website in recent days from those sympathetic to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and from those who thought the program was fair, Fanning said.
"Frontline" producers hear impassioned responses all the time, Fanning said. Having a group attack the PBS website over a news program was unusual but "probably not unexpected," he said.
"From our point of view, we just see it as a disappointing and irresponsible act, especially since we have been very open to publishing criticism of the film ... and the film included other points of view," Fanning said. "This kind of action is irresponsible and chilling."
A tweet from the "NewsHour" Twitter account said: "If you missed it: our site has been accessed by hackers. Thanks for staying with us."
A group calling itself LulzSec and "The Lulz Boat" on Twitter claimed responsibility and posted links to other hacks, including a video apparently taunting the network. Taunting messages were also posted on the group's Twitter page targeting the PBS program "Frontline." One message said the group recently saw the "WikiSecrets" show and was "less than impressed."
The timing of the hacking was provocative: Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the detention of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who's accused of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
PBS ombudsman Michael Getler wrote about the "WikiSecrets" documentary in his weekly column Thursday, saying it had generated only a handful of complaints, though he had expected more mail from viewers.
"This may be a good thing for Frontline if it suggests that most viewers found the program to be in keeping with Frontline's reputation for fair yet tough reporting," Getler wrote.
Getler raised some questions about the reporting in the program but said he found the questioning by interviewer Martin Smith to be "tough but proper."
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Thanks, I could not find it anywhere.  The board is so slow.  Looking for SOMETHING to talk about lolol/  I’m bored.  Oh well, never too bored to watch Bad Tour Japan.  So… I’m out.
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