LulzSec Hacks The Sun? Rupert Murdoch Dead?

Probably. Not likely. In that order.

If you head over to the web site for British ‘newspaper’, “The Sun” at thesun.co.uk right now then you’ll be redirected to another site, new-times.co.uk/sun/ instead.

The page you end up on is designed to look like the real deal, complete with ‘The Sun’ banner at the top. The lead story, titled, “Media moguls body discovered’ claims that Rupert Murdoch has reportedly been found dead in his garden. The rest of the story then sounds rather bizarre and unbelievable, probably on account of the fact that it isn’t likely to be true.

The Sun is redirecting to new-times.co.uk/sun/

How do I know the story isn’t likely to be true?

Well, there are two reasons.

The first can be found at the bottom of the article in question and is a graphic that would appear to have been added by LulzSec

LulzSec hack The Sun?

and the second is a tweet from anonymouSabu which claims the alleged hack may have been the work of the #antisec movement –

anonymouSabu

Personally I don’t condone this type of hacking but, being a Liverpool supporter, I do kind of have a twisted interest in what sort of emails AntiSec may have in their possession.

What do you make of this latest development in the continuing saga of LulzSec/Anonymous?

 Update: That didn’t last long… thesun.co.uk no longer redirects to new-times.co.uk/sun/ but, instead, goes to the @LulzSec Twitter account.

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