Hackers trick public over rapper Tupac Shakur's death

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Hackers have tricked viewers of one of America's biggest broadcasters and made thousands of people question whether rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot dead in 1996, is still alive and living in New Zealand.

The hoax appeared on the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) website on Monday morning but has since been removed.

The group LulzSec claimed responsibility for the stunt, and said they did it as a protest against a programme PBS aired last week investigating Julian Assange's Wikileaks website.

Kevin Mitnick, formerly a feared hacker, told Giles Dilnot on BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night programme: "PBS should've made sure that their security was up to par."

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Up All Night broadcasts seven days a week 0100 - 0500 on BBC Radio 5 live.

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