Tupac “Alive”, PBS Hacked By WikiLeaks
Hacker group, LulzSec, posted a bogus story in response to WikiLeaks documentary
Tupac is “alive” according to a bogus PBS.org post. The site was hacked by the LulzSec group in response to a PBS documentary on Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, which aired on May 24. Manning is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in Iraq last May after allegedly leaking classified information to WikiLeaks.org, where Assange serves on the advisory board. Last night, apparently unhappy with the exposé’s portrayals of Manning and WikiLeaks, LulzSec published the false story and also posted a list of PBS staff usernames and passwords, in addition to a map of the PBS computer network.
In an online post, they wrote, “We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed. We decided to sail our Lulz Boat over to the PBS servers for further… perusing. Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks.”
PBS NewsHour tweeted, “Again, our site has been hacked — please stay with us as we work on it” after the false story was posted last night.
See the PBS WikiLeaks documentary below:
WikiSecrets –PBS Exposé Video
According to its website, “WikiLeaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.”
See the complete, bogus story posted on PBS.org below and tell us your thoughts regarding the situation on Twitter.
PBS Story (Hacked By WikiLeaks) Original Text
Prominent rapper Tupac has been found alive and well in a small resort in New Zealand, locals report. The small town – unnamed due to security risks – allegedly housed Tupac and Biggie Smalls (another rapper) for several years. One local, David File, recently passed away, leaving evidence and reports of Tupac’s visit in a diary, which he requested be shipped to his family in the United States.
“We were amazed to see what David left behind,” said one of sisters, Jasmine, aged 31. “We thought it best to let the world know as we feel this doesn’t deserve to be kept secret.”
David, aged 28, was recently the victim of a hit-and-run by local known gangsters. Having suffered several bullet wounds on his way home from work, David was announced dead at the scene. Police found the diary in a bedside drawer.
“Naturally we didn’t read the diary,” one officer states. “We merely noted the request to have it sent to a US address, which we did to honor the wishes of David.”
Officials have closed down routes into the town and will not speculate as to whether Tupac or Biggie have been transported to another region or country. Local townsfolk refuse to comment on exactly how long or why the rappers were being sheltered; one man simply says “we don’t talk about that here.”
The family of David File have since requested that more action be taken to arrest those responsible for the shooting. “David was a lovely, innocent boy” reported his mother. “When he moved to New Zealand, he’d never been happier.”
His brother Jason requested that one part of David’s diary be made public in an attempt to decipher it. “Near the end,” Jason says, “there’s a line that reads “yank up as a vital obituary”, which we’ve so far been unable to comperhend.”
David’s girlfriend, Penny, did not wish to make a statement.