Rupert Murdoch’s Newspaper Hacked?

LulzSec, the hacking group that previously went after Sony, is battling administrators from News Corp.’s The Sun newspaper

Last Updated: July 18, 2011 @ 4:34 PM

Update 4:30 PT: LulzSec's efforts have now taken down both of News Corp.'s major UK papers — the Sun and the Times. Efforts to get to both sites end nowhere.

Update 3:20 PT: LulzSec is now redirecting the Sun homepage to its own Twitter feed and has said it is fighting the website's adminstrators for control.

Not only is the hacking group playing with the newspaper's website, but it is revealing the user accounts and passwords of Sun employees.

Some of LulzSec's tweets:

2:57 p.m. Within 30 minutes, pages are overloading, things are crashing! We are working our way through the cracks right now. Stay tuned for more.

3:14 p.m. This is just as fun on the inside. We are battling with The Sun admins right now – I think they are losing. The boat has landed… >:]

3:15 p.m. now redirects to our twitter feed. Hello, everyone that wanted to visit The Sun! How is your day? Good? Good!


Has a Rupert Murdoch publication now become the victim of hacking?

If you go to the homepage of the Sun, a London-based paper under the News Corp. umbrella, you're redirected to a false story about Murdoch dying in his garden.

The headline (with grammatical error): "Media moguls body discovered"

It goes on to say, "Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning.

'We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked,' one officer states. 'From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden.'"

Who did it? Computer hacking group LulzSec took responsibility, though that has not been confirmed. Those are the same people who repeatedly hacked Sony. Best of luck Rupert.

Check it out:

In case it has been undone, here is a screenshot and a video: