[ISN] LulzSec Defaces Murdoch Paper With MogulĘs Fake Death Notice

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 06:30:03 -0700 (MST)

By Kevin Poulsen
Threat Level
July 18, 2011

They're back. The hacker gang LulzSec, after declaring retirement last 
month, cracked the Rupert Murdoch -- owned New Times on Monday and used 
it to host a fake news story declaring that the embattled media mogul 
had been found dead at his home.

The web defacement took the form of a mock article from Murdock's The 
Sun, with the headline "Media moguls body discoverd" [sic]. The text 
goes on to claim falsely that Murdoch "ingested a large quantity of 
palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last 

"We have owned Sun/News of the World -- that story is simply phase 1 - 
expect the lulz to flow in coming days," the group announced on its 
Twitter feed.

At the same time, some visitors were redirected from The Sun's home page 
to the fake story, which appeared to have been blocked within an hour.


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