PBS Gets Hacked Again

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Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has admitted that it has gotten its website breached for at least the second time this month, a report from The Associated Press reveals.

PBS - Kevin H. / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND)According to the report, a section of one PBS’ sites was “defaced” on Friday, PBS spokeswoman Anne Bentley said.

Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for an earlier attack on the site, claiming that they attacked the company because of a documentary it aired about whistleblower site WikiLeaks.

The hacking group has since then moved on to attacking many more targets including other companies and groups.

The AP story did not say, however, if the latest PBS hack was linked to LulzSec.

According to Bentley, some administrator accounts were compromised in the attack, giving the hackers access to some administrator usernames and passwords.

The AP says, however, that Bently revealed that the total number of compromised accounts for the website which was defaced in the attack was only “very small”.

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