Tupac and Biggie were brought back to life temporarily, and they were chillin’ in New Zealand according to a story that was published on the PBS website last night. The story was the work of angry hackers Lulz Security, who took vengeance on public broadcasting for a Frontline segment about Wikileaks and detained Army analyst Bradley Manning. And also, just because they could.
In addition to the story, which, of course, had started to make its way around social media, the hackers breached public broadcasting’s security taking employee email and database info.
A statement on the Frontline webpage says “no viewer information was compromised” and they were able to complete a quick repair of the situation. And the program’s executive producer David Fanning said, “We have been very open to publishing criticism of the film, and the film itself included multiple points of view. Rather than engaging in that spirit, this is an attempt to chill independent journalism.”