[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[ISN] =?iso8859-7?q?LulzSec_Defaces_Murdoch_Paper_With_Mogul=A2s_?==?iso8859-7?q?Fake_Death_Notice?=


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 night."

"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.


Attend Black Hat USA 2011, hosted at Caesars Palace in
Las Vegas, Nevada July 30-Aug 4, offering over 60 training
sessions and 9 tracks of Briefings from security industry elite.
To sign up visit: http://www.blackhat.com