They also said that a group has claimed responsibility for the hacking in revenge for the recent ‘Frontline’ news program on WikiLeaks. The story has been taken down.
After taking control of the PBS site, the hacking group, which calls itself on Twitter as @LulzSec or The Lulz Boat, started posting e-mail addresses and passwords and other log-in information belonging to PBS.
PBS corporate communications vice-president Anne Bentley said the hackers had exposed login information for two internal PBS sites.
Frontline executive producer David Fanning said the hack was irresponsible but "probably not unexpected."
"From our point of view, we just see it as a disappointing and irresponsible act, especially since we have been very open to publishing criticism of the film … and the film included other points of view."
"This kind of action is irresponsible and chilling," Fanning said.
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