Hacking the hackers: LulzSec strike at News International

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Features, Media, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

murdoch-dead.JPGLulzSec, the computer hacking collective thought to have disbanded after hitting a string of high profile targets including Sony, have returned to strike at News International in protest towards the recent phone hacking scandal.

Targetting The Sun newspaper’s website, the group redirected the tabloid’s homepage to a fake story reporting the death of News International owner Rupert Murdoch. It claimed the media mogul had died from a drug overdose. Lulzsec also redirected the paper’s official Twitter feed to the group’s @LulzSec account.

“We have owned Sun/News of the World – that story is simply phase 1 – expect the lulz to flow in coming days,” threatened the LulzSec Twitter feed before jokingly adding:

“Hello everyone that wanted to read The Sun! How is your day? Good? Good.”

It’s not merely faked news stories that LulzSec are touting however. They claim to have nabbed plenty of personal information on News International employees, with the group posting The Sun journalists phone numbers online, as well as email details of former News International chief Rebekah Brooks.

LulzSec claim to have plenty more sensitive information to share too, so expect to see more headaches for News International head online in the coming hours and days.

Via: Tech Crunch

By Gerald Lynch | July 19th, 2011





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