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Hackers Attack PBS & Anthony Weiner, Jellyfish Stings, and ‘Hangover’s’ Big Weekend

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You might have spent the long weekend at a barbecue or at the beach, but computer hackers were hard at work. High-profile cyber attacks hit the media, military, and political worlds. Hackers posted a fake story claiming that dead rapper Tupac Shakur is alive and well in New Zealand on PBS's website. The faux story was recommended more than 3,000 times on Facebook before PBS took it down. Lockheed Martin announced that hackers also broke into its network. The company and the Department of Homeland Security say the hack was thwarted before any sensitive data was compromised. For more on the Lockheed hack, click here. Lastly, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter account was reportedly hacked. A fake lewd photo of the politician was tweeted to one of his followers and quickly spread throughout Twitter.  Weiner is considering legal action against the alleged culprit. For a step-by-step theatrical account of the hack, click here.

Computer hackers weren't the only ones stinging victims this weekend. Jellyfish stung more than 800 people in Florida, from Cocoa Beach to Cape Canaveral. Twitter users rallied together against the critters, sharing stories and advice on how to treat the stings. Though the two most searched varieties of jellyfish on Yahoo! are box jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish, the type that invaded Florida's shores is the mauve stinger jellyfish. The stings cause minor irritation and can sometimes trigger allergic reactions. Luckily, officials said that none of the Florida stings were believed to be serious.

For those of you who spent part of the balmy weekend in a cool movie theater, odds are you were seeing "The Hangover Part II." The movie brought in $137 million over its five-day opening, setting the record for the biggest box office Memorial Day weekend ever. Social media is buzzing about the film as well, where it got more than 417,000 tweets and topped 13 million fans on Facebook. That's second only to the final Harry Potter movie, which has upwards of 25 million Facebook fans.

Did you see "The Hangover Part II"? If so what did you think? Tell us on Facebook and Twitter. And keep up with me all day at @AdrianaTweeting.

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