The Sun newspaper’s website has come under attack from the hacker group LulzSec.
People logging on to the tabloid’s homepage were redirected to a website that featured a fake story about Rupert Murdoch’s death.
The hacking collective’s latest attack came just days after it put out a statement that claimed it was winding up after 50 days of targeting various websites, including many corporates.
The false news report said Murdoch had died of a drug overdose and further redirected readers to the LulzSec’s Twitter page where a post read: “Hello everyone that wanted to read The Sun! How is your day? Good? Good.”
In a statement that followed the hacking of the News International-owned paper, LulzSec said: “We have owned Sun/News of the World – that story is simply phase 1 – expect the lulz to flow in coming days.”
LulzSec also indicated it may have obtained confidential email data of staff at the paper.
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