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jeffb 05-30-2011 09:47 PM

Hackers post fake 2Pac story on PBS website
 
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WASHINGTON PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks.

PBS confirmed Monday that the website had been hacked. The phony story had been taken down as of Monday morning. It had been posted on the site of the "PBS NewsHour" program, which is produced by WETA-TV in Arlington, Va.

Anne Bentley, PBS' vice president of corporate communications, said in an email that erroneous information posted on the website has been corrected. The hackers also posted login information for two internal PBS sites: one that media use to access the PBS press room and an internal communications website for stations, she said. She said all affected parties were being notified.

David Fanning, executive producer of "Frontline," said he was learning of the hacking early Monday, nearly a week after the program aired its "WikiSecrets" documentary about the leak of U.S. diplomatic cables to the WikiLeaks website. The documentary, produced by WGBH-TV in Boston, generated criticism and debate on the program's website in recent days from those sympathetic to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and from those who thought the program was fair, Fanning said.

"Frontline" producers hear impassioned responses all the time, Fanning said. Having a group attack the PBS website over a news program was unusual but "probably not unexpected," he said.

"From our point of view, we just see it as a disappointing and irresponsible act, especially since we have been very open to publishing criticism of the film ... and the film included other points of view," Fanning said. "This kind of action is irresponsible and chilling."

Hackers post phony Tupac story on PBS website - Yahoo! News

js12 05-30-2011 09:49 PM

That's just disrespectful. I don't want to get in a debate if Tupac is alive or dead, but since it's commonly agreed that he died, we don't need fools insulting his memory.

thought 05-30-2011 10:01 PM

either way i'm pretty sure PBS wouldn't be the first news outlet reporting tupac's whereabouts

Someguy again 05-30-2011 10:11 PM

THATS AWESOME

js12 05-30-2011 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Someguy again (Post 543856)
THATS AWESOME

Awesome?

I find it to be rude that some fans read this, believed it, and had their hearts broken. Wasn't professionally written, but was posted on a credible source.

thought 05-30-2011 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by js12 (Post 543858)
Awesome?

I find it to be rude that some fans read this, believed it, and had their hearts broken. Wasn't professionally written, but was posted on a credible source.

yeah.

someguy. stop being so insensitive. have some compassion.

Gurk 05-30-2011 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by thought (Post 543866)
yeah.

someguy. stop being so insensitive. have some compassion.

I don't know why but it sounds like you are being sarcastic.

Barracuda 05-30-2011 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 543874)
I don't know why but it sounds like you are being sarcastic.

I was thinkin' the same thing, but couldn't tell.

My Interweb Sarcasm Detector sometimes fails, sadly.

thought 05-31-2011 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Gurk (Post 543874)
I don't know why but it sounds like you are being sarcastic.

lol yeah, you're right

Chiggmo 05-31-2011 12:54 AM

Lol if people were affected by this geet over it, if he was alive ANYWHERE in the world, someone would of known and reported it by now after all these years. I mean come on now...

Stonezz 05-31-2011 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by thought (Post 543853)
either way i'm pretty sure PBS wouldn't be the first news outlet reporting tupac's whereabouts

first thing that came to mind

and pac is dead


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