LulzSec Hacks PBS and Publish Fake Article

LulzSec Poster
This LulzSec image appeared on a hacked PBS page.

Hacking group, Lulzsec, has performed its largest hack since we first started coverage. The group has gained access to all station, press and MySQL passwords then posted it on Pastebin and Twitter and wrote a fake story purporting that Tupac was alive in New Zealdn.

Tupac LulzSec
Click on image for snapshot provided by LulzSec

LulzSec published the article in PBS NewsHour segment called “The Rundown” and titled the story “Tupac still alive in New Zealand.” They then wrote a 300+ word story. Saying ‘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. ‘ Both of the rappers are dead.

LulzSec sources say they hacked PBS due to the screening of WikiSecrets on PBS Frontlines. One disappointed commenter on the PBS website said that WikiSecrets was ‘sensationalistic, biased, and shallow’ and was the ‘worst episode of Frontline’ they had seen.

Certain areas of the comprised website still haven’t been fixed after two hours. One Twitter user was given their own page on the PBS website an image of a man eating a large hamburger and text saying ‘…I eat children.’

NewsHour’s Social Media manager, Teresa Gorman, has been continuously tweeting that the PBS website had been hacked.


LulzSec publishes a blog with the Nyan cat video and selling email addresses for BitCoins. PBS admins still do not control of the website. 11.30 GMT

More coverage from Linear Fix detailing previous hacks from LulzSec:

Fox Data and Twitter accounts

ATM Details Leaked

Third Phase of Fox Attacks


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