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Updated: LulzSec hacked News International’s sites –

It seems LulzSec are having their hacking fun this evening, this time with News International and boy are they having fun.

At around 11:50pm[1] LulzSec hacked into, and added their own touch:

And also published a story on the media moguls death:

Update: View an image of the full fake article posted on here

And had’s homepage redirecting to the story.

However the website couldn’t handle the traffic from and went down, so currently is redirecting to the @LulzSec Twitter feed.

[blackbirdpie url=”!/LulzSec/status/93072777959051264″]

After this it seems as well as compromising not only AND they also managed to get access to and updated their statement regarding The Sun to again redirect to their Twitter feed!

[blackbirdpie url=”!/LulzSec/status/93086985979297792″]

We will keep you updated as we learn more and events unfold…

Update 1: We also forgot to mention, LulzSec claim to have access to News International and The Sun’s emails and is planning to release them shortly.

Update 2 – 00:14: It seems the News International server admins are fighting for control, no longer redirects to the LulzSec Twitter feed and instead returns an error processing the request – others News International sites are also returning similar errors.

Update 3 – 00:22: The News International website – is now down also, not confirmed if from DDoS, LulzSec or because Admins have taken it down.

Update 4 – 00:24: is now down due to Namesever failures! – Tipped by our own @ajlanghorn

Update 5 – 00:28: The NewsInt nameservers have been killed completely now. All News Int sites using ns0/ are down.

Update 6 – 00:42: @LulzSec has called it a night…

[blackbirdpie url=”!/LulzSec/status/93103067662258176″]

Update 7 – 00:47: Woah! Blindsided apparently Rupert Murdoch is considering stepping down as CEO of NewsCorp (Yet to be confirmed) As reported by Bloomberg

[blackbirdpie url=”!/emilychangtv/status/93102150149881856″]

Update 7 – 05:34: View an image of the full fake article posted on here


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  1. July 18, 2011    

    Well, I’m pooped trying to keep up with all of this now… 

  2. Spiif Ing Spiif Ing
    July 18, 2011    

    Set sail for Lulz. I did Lulz.

  3. Blake Pender Blake Pender
    July 18, 2011    

    I give full respect to LulzSec doing this! Finally Murdoch is getting hit where it hurts from them! Let the boat continue sail and bring us more lulz 😀

  4. Twitter Twitter
    July 18, 2011    

    Very good! I followed it, too. #thesun A reputation which took decades to build can be threatened by one single event. RT #murdoch #thetimes #clydestan was our response…

    Keep up the good work!

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