"Murdoch dead, body discovered": LulzSec hacks íThe Suní (Video)
2011 07 19

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"News International has got a taste of its own medicine, after one of its most-popular newspapers was hacked. A fake story appeared on The Sunís website which falsely claimed Rupert Murdoch had died, before directing readers to the hackersí Twitter page. It was posted by a group called LulzSec, which previously attacked the Fox News and CIA homepages. An allied group called Anonymous has also been active, saying it brought down The Times website, which is another Murdoch publication. As the claims swirl from the gutter press to the top of the establishment, thereís concern the police bribery allegations could cloud the investigation."


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Hacks hacked: how the Sun reported Murdochís "death"
By Jason Stamper | Newstatesman.com


News yesterday that the Sun was hacked by LulzSec is just the latest in a long line of impressive hacks, but it again shows how hard it is to protect sites from such sustained, sophisticated attack.

LulzSec , a group of hackers which describes itself as, "a team of entertainment and security experts that specialise in the production of malicious comedic cybermaterials", managed to redirect visitors to the Sunís website yesterday evening to a hoax page falsely reporting that Rupert Murdoch had been found dead.

Itís not the first time a major UK newspaper has been hacked. Last April the Daily Telegraph saw its site hacked, apparently by a group angered by that paperís identification of Romanians as "gypsies" (they added a comment to one of paperís web pages that read, "Guess what, gypsies arenít romanians, morons.")

LulzSec has previously targeted Sonyís PlayStation Network, a hack it said was motivated by Sonyís legal action against George Hotz for "jailbreaking" the PlayStation 3 - bypassing the deviceís security software in order to enable users to run unauthorised software on it. The group has also taken responsibility for hacking PBSís site and posting a news story saying that deceased rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were actually still alive and living in New Zealand.

Previous LulzSec victims include websites of the Brazilian Government, energy giant Petrobras, Nintendo, Fox.com and even a database of X Factor contestants.

So why are so many websites such easy pickings for groups like LulzSec and Anonymous? There are a number of factors at work. For one, these groups of hackers can draw on just as sophisticated programmers as you will find in the security team at a typical organisation. These are no amateurs.

Read the full article at: newstatesman.com




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