Rupert Murdoch Claimed to Be Dead After The Sun Website Hacked
LulzSec, the group that hacked into PBS and Sony's websites earlier this year, is taking credit for the stunt and claims to be "sitting on their emails."
Rupert Murdoch is embroiled in yet another hacking scandal -- and this time, he's the target.
LulzSec, the group that recently hacked PBS and Sony, is claiming that it hacked into the Sun newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch's News International, on Monday.
The front page of the paper's website redirected to a hacked Times of London site, also owned by News International, to a story claims that Murdoch was "reportedly found dead in his garden," according to police.
The headline reads "Media moguls body discoverd" (complete with typos), and the story claims that the 80-year-old executive was "said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning."
A group leader named Sabu later tweeted that they have more information about the Sun and News of the World, which shut down last week amid a phone-hacking scandal.
"Sun/News of the world OWNED," the message reads. "We're sitting on their emails. Press release tomorrow."
LulzSec, meanwhile, took credit for the attack that forced the shutdown of Sony Online Entertainment in April. Last month, the group broke into Sony's website, accessing more than 1 million users' accounts.