According to the PBS website this weekend, Tupac is alive and well and living in New Zealand. Conspiracy theorists hold your outcry, however. The story was an elaborate part of a scheme by hacker LulzSec, who also published internal PBS information, such as logins, user data, and server details.
Following the site’s invasion, LulzSec released a tranche of tweets outlining its cause. According to a statement by the hacking entity, the attack took aim at PBS and Frontline for its “Wikisecrets” show that, according to Wikileaks supporters, portrayed an unfair image of the whistle-blower site.
LulzSec’s Tupac hijinks have been taken down; however, the release of sensitive operating information continues to put PBS in a vulnerable position for future attacks until they can more fully fortify the site.