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.