LulzSec Hackers Deface The Sun Newspaper To Declare Rupert Murdoch Dead



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groups Anonymous and LulzSec

took credit Monday for defacing The Sun Paper website to redirect to a fake homepage  that claimed its owner, News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch, had died of a drug overdose.

Worse may be ahead for the The Sun than mere graffiti: A hacker who goes by the handle Sabu claims that the hacker groups had also accessed The Sun‘s and defunct sister paper News Of The World’s emails, and may release them in coming days. “Sun/News of the world OWNED,” writes “We’re sitting on their emails. Press release tomorrow.”

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Sabu and other Anonymous-related twitter feeds followed by twittering email addresses and passwords for Rebekah Brooks and Bill Akass, an editor who has held positions at The Sun and News of the World, and Danny Rogers, currently online editor at The Sun.

“We have owned Sun/News of the World,” added a tweet from LulzSec, the hacker group that went on a hacking spree targeting the CIA, Sony and PBS earlier this year only to supposedly disband last month. “That story is simply phase 1 – expect the lulz to flow in coming days.”

Update, 7pm Monday: The hackers also claimed to have hacked the website of News International, altering a statement in response to the breach. As of 7pm Monday, however, the site was down.

Update #2, 7:35pm Monday: They’ve also taken down the website of the News Corp.-owned Times of London.

Update #3, 8:10pm Monday: Now all websites for News International, the British arm of News Corp, are down.

In another message, Sabu seemed to dedicate the attack to Sean Hoare, a former entertainment reporter for the News of the World who acted as a whistleblower in the paper’s hacking scandal and was found dead Monday without explanation. “RIP Sean Hoare, a pioneer of #hackgateSean Hoare, a pioneer of #hackgate,” Sabu wrote.

The hacker Sabu has previously been tied to both LulzSec and an Anonymous operation that spilled 71,000 emails from the security firm HBGary Federal, including a proposal that offered methods for cyberattacks and misinformation campaigns attacking WikiLeaks and its supporters as well as grassroots opponents of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


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