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Hackers Plant Fake Tupac Story on PBS Website

Group was angry about WikiLeaks documentary

May 31, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Hackers Plant Fake Tupac Story on PBS Website
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A group of hackers posted a fake news story claiming that Tupac Shakur is alive and well on the PBS website this weekend after the public broadcaster aired a documentary about Wikileaks. The group, known as Lulz Boat or LulzSec, attacked PBS's site on Sunday, posting thousands of stolen passwords and other stolen information along with a story titled "Tupac Still Alive in New Zealand."

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The Lulz Boat hackers, who publicized their prank in a series of taunting tweets, explained their antics by stating "We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed." The program, which aired on PBS' Frontline program last Tuesday, was focused on incarcertated U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is accused of supplying WikiLeaks with sensitive military and diplomatic information.

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