It was the news so many people have always wanted to hear ,and many conspiracy theorists believe anyway, ''Tupac Still Alive In New Zealand''. Speculations can be put to a close and we can all celebrate right? WRONG!!
PBS was the target of hackers that posted the bogus story and it was an act of retaliation on the network.
LulzSec, a hacker group, has claimed credit for cracking PBS’s website and leaking its login credentials after an episode of its Frontline show–titled “WikiSecrets”–that put a critical spotlight on WikiLeaks and the suspected source of its troves of classified documents, Bradley Manning.
The story was quickly taken down but here's an excerpt from the story by CBS: "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."
According to the Australian publication Secure Business Intelligence, LulzSec had earlier targeted Fox News and the X-Factor television show.
In explaining its motivation, "LulzSec" put out a statement: "Greetings, Internets. We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed. We decided to sail our Lulz Boat over to the PBS servers for further... perusing. As you should know by now, not even that fancy-ass fortress from the third s***** Pirates of the Caribbean movie (first one was better!) can withhold our barrage of chaos and lulz. Anyway, unnecessary sequels aside... wait, actually: second and third Matrix movies sucked too! Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks. They best watch where they're sailing next time."