LulzSec Hacks The Times with Brutal Murdoch Death Notice

Brian Barrett reports:

Well, seems like LulzSec has returned, and moved beyond the DDOS attack! Not content to merely shut down one of Rupert Murdoch’s paper’s websites, the hacking group has instead planted a bizarro-Onionesque account of the mogul’s death-by-palladium on a Times redesign page masquerading as The Sun. Well played, #AntiSec.

Read more on Gizmodo.

As to why I’m covering this hack on my blog, well, the hackers claim to have acquired News of the World executives’ phone numbers and email logins and they’ve started leaking them, with much more promised for tomorrow.

Also on Gizmodo, Sam Biddle writes:

The fruits of today’s Sun UK hack are starting to dangle down: LulzSec (out of retirement?) and Anon are tweeting logins of some serious British media brass. Foremost? Rebekah Brooks, the epicenter of England’s voicemail hacking scandal. Update: phone numbers!

The tweet divulged the email and password info for one Rebekah Wade—Brooks’ maiden name—along with many others from Murdoch’s tabloid upper crust:

Read more on Gizmodo.

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