The Sun website hacked by Lulzsec, Rupert Murdoch claimed dead [Updated]

There's been a lot of media coverage around the News of the World hacking scandal this week, it appears that Lulzsec has stepped up against the parent company, Media Corp's other publications and has hacked Rupert Murdoch's major newspapers website, The Sun.

The website today redirected to an article on a elaborate copy of the official Sun website, that claimed Rupert Murdoch had died, and had been found in his garden. 

The Lulzsec official Twitter account claimed they were behind the hack, tweeting; "We have owned Sun/News of the World - that story is simply phase 1 - expect the lulz to flow in coming days." and with a later tweet saying "The Sun's homepage now redirects to the Murdoch death story on the recently-owned New Times website. Can you spell success, gentlemen?"

It appears the hacking group may be out to attack Rupert Murdoch's media empire exclusively, if you right click on the webpage the threat appears; "Murdoch. The end of your global media domination is nigh. Be afraid!" appears.

It sounds like we'll be seeing more hacks from the infamous Lulzsec over the coming weeks, even though the group claimed they were no longer performing attacks on organizations. The group also published the below comic on the hacked Sun website.

Update #1: The Sun website now redirects to the Lulzsec Twitter page: 

TheSun.co.uk now redirects to our twitter feed. Hello, everyone that wanted to visit The Sun! How is your day? Good? Good!

Update #2: Lulzsec has also hit News International, with Lulzsec tweeting: 

Oh, we forgot to mention that we sailed over to News International and wrecked them too.

Update #3: Various hacking groups are now giving out the contact details of staff at the company and asking people to call them.

Update #4: Email address and passwords for "Rebecca Wade" have been leaked. "Wade" is Rebecca Brooks' maiden name. It'll be interesting to see what comes out of the account. In addition to this, passwords for Bill Akass (Managing editor, News of the World), Danny Rogers (Sun online editor) and Lee Wells (Editorial Support Manager) have all been obtained by the group.

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evo_spook said,
Where does Twitter draw the line? They allow Lulz to advertise their illegal vandalism
Thiefs to list their stolen goods
Allow a rapist to mock?
A murderer to taunt police?
Bomb terrorists to praise deaths?

At what point does Twitter deactivate an account?

Dude....think of the amount of traffic they are getting from this and revenue. They don't gaf.

evo_spook said,
Where does Twitter draw the line? They allow Lulz to advertise their illegal vandalism
Thiefs to list their stolen goods
Allow a rapist to mock?
A murderer to taunt police?
Bomb terrorists to praise deaths?

At what point does Twitter deactivate an account?

They normally draw the line with accounts committing copyright infringement.

Gothic_Rebel said,

Hahaha fraking idiots. Lulz boat > Louise boat. Not one of them can read. Doh!
They read it luiz instead of lulz

Now there's a valid reason to hack something. Glad to hear LulzSec is back. But did anyone think that they'd really go away forever?

Shouldn't be attacking individuals until they're proven guilty. There's been virtually no public evidence released against the woman, at least that I've seen, and yet they're trying to roast her. I can only hope that if Lulz is ever caught they're treated with the same.

thornz0 said,
Shouldn't be attacking individuals until they're proven guilty. There's been virtually no public evidence released against the woman, at least that I've seen, and yet they're trying to roast her. I can only hope that if Lulz is ever caught they're treated with the same.
"She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906."

The police wouldn't have arrested the mongrel if they didn't have evidence to suggest that she was in some way involved.

LordBattleBeard said,
"She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906."

The police wouldn't have arrested the mongrel if they didn't have evidence to suggest that she was in some way involved.

Anybody is innocent until proven guilty. An arrest is not self-evident.

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