The PBS.org website was hacked by group calling itself LulzSec on Sunday night. Their actions included cracking the PBS server, posting a false news story that Rappers Tupac & Biggle Small were alive and hiding in a small New Zealand town, what appeared to be thousands of passwords.
LulzSec claims they are not affiliated with "Anonymous", and that they took action in retribution for a recent PBS "Wikisecrets" episode on Wikileaks, which supporters believed to be unfair to Wikileaks. LulzSec has reportedly hit other media entities in recent weeks including Fox News Network and tv show X-Factor.
According to the hacker's post:
"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.".
View a full screen shot of the hack site here.