01 Jun '11, 2am

PBS decries 'chilling' cyber attack #ccureit

SAN FRANCISCO - THE US non-profit Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on Tuesday denounced hacker strikes on its news websites as 'chilling and irresponsible' attacks on journalism. PBS was targeted by hackers in retaliation for an in-depth look at whistle blower website WikiLeaks in a Frontline: Wiki Secrets film broadcast last week, according to spokesman Anne Bentley. Cyber-attackers marred PBS web pages with graffiti, exposed account information of member stations, and posted a fake story about late rap musician Tupac Shakur being alive in New Zealand. The 'intrusion to PBS servers' began late on Sunday and continued into Monday morning, according to Frontline. 'We see it as a disappointing and irresponsible act,' said Frontline executive producer David Fanning. 'We have been very open to publishing criticism of the film, and the film itself included multiple points of v...

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