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‘Murdoch death’ hackers target Sun

Computer hackers have targeting ‘The Sun’s’ website by directing visitors to a hoax website which describes Murdoch falsely as being dead.

The famous hacking group LulzSec, which has previously targeted companies including Sony, claimed it carried out the hacking, this was announced via messages on Twitter. The group’s name comes from the word ‘lulz’, which is online slang for laughter at someone else’s expense. Their logo is a cartoon man in a top hat and monocle, holding a glass of wine.

Readers that were trying to access thesun.co.uk were redirected to another website, new-times.co.uk, which displayed a story given the headline: “Media mogul’s body discovered”. It suggested that Mr Murdoch had been found after he had committed suicide by “ingesting a large quantity of palladium”.

After that hoax site stopped working, The Sun address was then re-directing to LulzSec’s Twitter account.

The only comment that was made was by a News International spokeswoman who simply confirmed that the company was “aware” of what was happening.
The group’s name comes from the word lulz, which is online slang for laughter at someone else’s expense. Their logo is a cartoon man in a top hat and monocle, holding a glass of wine.

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