Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
The fake page created by LulzSec
Suzanne Choney , NBC News – 563 days LulzSec, the group of hackers that said three weeks ago it was disbanding, claimed credit Monday for defacing Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper website, while an allied group, Anonymous, claimed credit for a denial-of-service attack that brought down the website of The Times, another Murdoch paper.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal took another dramatic twist Monday when the publishing empire got a taste of its own medicine: Hackers seized control of the website of The Sun, the sister publication of the recently shuttered News of the World. The website briefly displayed a fake news story announcing that News Corp.
LulzSec Phone-hacking whistleblower fo... LulzSec claimed responsibility for the attack on their Twitter acount.
The hacking group LulzSec took credit for the attack on Twitter, saying: "We have owned Sun/News of the World".
The hacktivists behind a hack on The Sun 's website claim to have extracted an email archive which they plan to release later on Tuesday.
As if LulzSec’s hack of The Sun ‘s website wasn’t embarrassment enough, the notorious hacktivist group behind claimed U.S. Congress and CIA takedowns says it plans to drop a bundle of hacked News International emails at some point soon, possibly even later today. LulzSec timed its debilitating hack of The Sun last night—wherein it supplanted the paper’s homepage with a fake news story claiming Rupert Murdoch was dead (note: he wasn’t)—to the eve before embattled News Corp mucky muck Rupert Murdoch was to testify before Britain’s parliament (as he’s apparently done with verve this morning, or as fellow TIME scribe James Poniewozik joked on Twitter , “Yes, R Murdoch’s table-smacking sounds loud, but in fairness, his hands are quivering w repressed Sith lightning”).
Looks like hacker group LulzSec is back in action, this time redirecting the homepage of the Murdoch-owned The Sun ( http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ ) to a fake story about Murdoch’s death from a drug overdose located on the Murdoch-owned URL used to broadcast the London Times’ redesign http://www.new-times.co.uk/sun . After the amount of requests caused a 404 failure on the Times site, the group then redirected The Sun’s homepage to the @LuzSec Twitter account. (The original page is archived at http://freze.it/pX )