I caught a tweet from PBS NewsHour’s official Twitter account @NewsHour saying something about having been hacked.
Upon further research, I found a May 30th Headline which leads to a link that is now dead, reads:
“Tupac Still Alive in New Zealand”
The little text I could find read:
“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.”
It got taken down so quickly, before Archive.org even had a chance to catch it, but I am sure that some quick thinking bloggers caught it immediately, and I will link to it here if I find it.
What they did in the latest tweet was link to an article announcing Tupac’s death in The New York Times back in 1996, in order to put a stop to the rumors.
Here is an image of their tweets responding to those wondering about the headline.
Update: found a snapshot of the original article
Huffington Post reported on it too: PBS Hacked, Claims ‘Tupac Alive’ In New Zealand
Via the Twitterverse, this was done by hacker: LulzSec aka The Lulz Boat in retaliation for Frontline documentary on Wikileaks. S/he also posted the login info for various PBS sites. Wow, just saw her/his followers jump from 26 to 1,964 in about 5 minutes!
Also, s/he gave crap to someone who tried to link them to #anonymous.
Sorry folks, but Tupac is still dead.
But keep ya heads up.