The Sun Website Hacked!
As the whole media scandal of phone hacking at the Murdoch owned News Of The World Newspaper in the UK and corruption enquiries currently taking place, the LulzSec hacking group strike at couple of sister newspaper sites, The Sun and The Times.
Last night, internet users heading for the UK’s Sun newspaper and other Murdoch title The Times & Sunday Times found themselves redirected to a spoof page announcing Rupert Murdoch’s body had been found in his garden!
The hoax story suggested that Rupert Murdoch, the owner of News International and the News Corporation groups had taken an overdose of rare element Palladium and then stumbling in to his famous topiary garden.
At the time News International spokeswoman told the media that the company was "aware" of what was happening, but made no further comment.
This morning The Times covered the story, saying the whole hack and redirect lasted around an hour, however, it appeared to me to last way longer, as I checked repeatedly over a two hour period, before tiredness took over and I fell asleep!
The fine fake page created by the LulzSec hacking group who also claimed they were sitting on the emails of both The Sun and the now debunked and closed
News Of The World. They announced via twitter that they had former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks’ email address and her password.
LulzSec managed to infiltrate the changing code for the the banner of breaking news on the sites, which meant as soon as the front page was refreshed, it redirected the viewer to the fake page on new-times.co.uk/sun.
The group LulzSec had thought to have been disbanded after recent hacking events and attacks on various sites, but seem to have come back from 'retirement' to take on News International.