“Lulz Boat” Hacks PBS Website Over Wikileaks Documentary.

  • May 30, 2011 5:12 pm


The ongoing lawsuits and story revolving around Wikileaks, it’s founder Julian Assange, and incarcerated U.S. soldier Bradley Manning have been rather quiet as of late. But thanks to a new PBS documentary on Wikileaks and the apparent shoddy quality of it’s presentation, Wikileaks is once again in the spotlight.

Hacker group LulzSec (“The Lulz Boat”) hacked into the PBS.org website following a documentary that aired Tuesday afternoon. The group, upset with the quality of the program, posted a treasure trove of new information — network, server, and database details and logins, as well as user login data for some PBS staff and contractors — alongside a new “story” claiming murdered rapper Tupac Shakur was alive and well in New Zealand.

This new development is but another instance of online security being compromised showing just how far numerous companies and corporations have to go in the digital era to truly keep user information safe, while also giving us a good chuckle in the process. With that said, those looking to see a cached copy of the Tupac story can point their browsers right over here.

For the record: Tupac is still dead. Sorry, folks.

Source: ChicagoTribune

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