Online hackers, The Lulz Boat, stole into the PBS web site and posted a story that the rapper Tupac Shakur who has been dead for almost 15 years is alive and living in New Zealand.
The hackers stated that they posted passwords of journalists, log-in information for the PBS series “Frontline” and sensitive information about PBS stations.
The “WikiSecrets” documentary aired last week on the PBS show “Frontline.” United States Army Private Bradley Manning’s father and close friends were talked to.
Manning, a military intelligence analyst, is suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents that ended up on the WikiLeaks web site.
“Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks. They best watch where they’re sailing next time,” The Lulz Boat.
PBS acknowledged the hack early Monday morning.
The Lulz Boat created a page in the pbs.org address. It reads “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?”