LulzSec Returns to Hack Murdoch-owned Tabloid

Pulkit Chandna

Less than a month after it announced its disbandment, notorious hacking group LulzSec returned on Monday to strike the website of the Sun, a UK paper owned by media (and phone hacking) baron Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. You can read more about Lulz Security’s latest caper after the jump.

According to the Guardian , the hackers used a “local inclusion program” to take control of a “retired” Solaris server belonging to News International, the newspaper publishing arm of News Corp. They then used it to redirect visitors to the Sun’s site to a fake story about Murdoch’s death at new-times.co.uk/sun. A while later, the page began redirecting users to the hacking group’s Twitter page .

Regarding their volte-face, the group said in a tweet: “Thank you for the love tonight. I know we quit, but we couldn't sit by with our wine watching this walnut-faced Murdoch clowning around.” The sites of both the Times and the Sun, which were taken down after the hack, are now back online.

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