You may have read over the weekend that [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tupac Shakur[/lastfm] was alive. Well, he’s not.
A group of hackers angered by a PBS documentary about WikiLeaks has posted a fake news story on the website of the public broadcaster claiming that the deceased rapper was alive and well.
The group, Lulz Boat, attacked PBS’ servers on Sunday, posting stolen passwords and other sensitive PBS information alongside a story headlined “Tupac still alive in New Zealand.” The identity of the people behind Lulz Boat was not known. Somewhat unhelpfully, they described themselves as “a small team of 80-year-old men and people who smoke on webcam.” They also proclaimed: “Laughing at your security since 2011!”
Watch an excerpt from the PBS documentary that sparked the hack: