Hackers post phony Tupac story on PBS website
(CBS) A hacker group posted a bogus report on the PBS website on Saturday evening that claim slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were actually alive and residing in New Zealand.
Apparently retaliating for a recent Frontline program about WikiLeaks, the group, which calls itself @LulzSec or The Lulz Boat, also disclosed passwords and e-mail addresses held by PBS on the public bulletin board Pastebin.com.
Shakur died in a shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. Smalls, whose real name was Christopher George Latore Wallace, was gunned down the following year in a Los Angeles drive-by shooting.
By Monday morning, the fake story, which had appeared on The RunDown under the byline PBS WebTech, was gone. But a cached version remains available:
"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."