December 12, 2017

Hackers post Tupac ‘alive’ story on PBS website

Yeah, Tupac - looking good with that great Kiwi tan mate. Shame it was a hoax.

Hackers have posted a fake story on the US Public Broadcasting Service website saying that dead American rapper Tupac Shakur is alive and well and living in New Zealand.

The hacking group, LulzSec has claimed responsibility for the story which was removed from the PBS website on Monday morning.

LulzSec say they took the action as retaliation for a PBS Frontline documentary investigation into Julian Assange’s Wikileaks website.

David Fanning, executive producer of Frontline, said the attack on the PBS website was unusual but “probably not unexpected”.

“This kind of action is irresponsible and chilling.”

“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.”

LulzSec who have also claimed responsibility for security breaches at Sony and Fox in recent months, say they were “less than impressed” with the PBS documentary, entitled Wikisecrets, about the leak of US diplomatic cables to the WikiLeaks website.

Just in case anyone was wondering, Tupac Shakur died in 1996 after being shot four times in Las Vegas. New Zealand is a great place to live, but being shot four times and dying makes it hard to get through customs and immigration.