This weekend PBS’s been hacked. The culprits were Lulz Security, the same black hats who hacked Sony Music Japan to expose an SQL injection flaw and who also leaked Fox employee and X-factor contestant data. LulzSec were displeased with PBS Frontline’s coverage of WikiLeaks, so they hacked PBS and tweeted logins and other sensitive data, along with a tweet saying “#WikiSecrets sucked” and another saying “F–K Frontline” [except they swore and I can't].
Here’s the full text of their now-deleted 2Pac story, via Mediaite:
“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.’
David, aged 28, was recently the victim of a hit-and-run by local known gangsters. Having suffered several bullet wounds on his way home from work, David was announced dead at the scene. Police found the diary in a bedside drawer.
“Naturally we didn’t read the diary,’ one officer states. ‘We merely noted the request to have it sent to a US address, which we did to honor the wishes of David.’
Officials have closed down routes into the town and will not speculate as to whether Tupac or Biggie have been transported to another region or country. Local townsfolk refuse to comment on exactly how long or why the rappers were being sheltered; one man simply says ‘we don’t talk about that here.’
The family of David File have since requested that more action be taken to arrest those responsible for the shooting. ‘David was a lovely, innocent boy’ reported his mother. ‘When he moved to New Zealand, he’d never been happier.’
His brother Jason requested that one part of David’s diary be made public in an attempt to decipher it. “Near the end,’ Jason says, ‘there’s a line that reads ‘yank up as a vital obituary’, which we’ve so far been unable to comperhend.”
David’s girlfriend, Penny, did not wish to make a statement.”
Tupac and Biggie living together? Did they own a see-saw? *fingers crossed*
As much as we all wish Tupac were still making music, I’ve gotta believe he’s really gone. One of my former roommates, on the other hand, will never be convinced, and he nearly had a breakdown when Pac didn’t return on July 7th, 2007. So today I have the exquisite privilege of sending a PBS.org screenshot to a former roommate then sitting back and awaiting his reaction. For the lulz.
[Sources: Mediaite, CNN, TDW, Buzzfeed, ComedyCentral]