Hacks hacked: how the Sun reported Murdoch's "death"

    Date19 Jul 2011
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    News yesterday that the Sun was hacked by LulzSec is just the latest in a long line of impressive hacks, but it again shows how hard it is to protect sites from such sustained, sophisticated attack. LulzSec , a group of hackers which describes itself as, "a team of entertainment and security experts that specialise in the production of malicious comedic cybermaterials", managed to redirect visitors to the Sun's website yesterday evening to a hoax page falsely reporting that Rupert Murdoch had been found dead.

    It's not the first time a major UK newspaper has been hacked. Last April the Daily Telegraph saw its site hacked, apparently by a group angered by that paper's identification of Romanians as "gypsies" (they added a comment to one of paper's web pages that read, "Guess what, gypsies aren't romanians, morons.")

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