(LiveHacking.Com) — The websites of The Sun and the Times, two of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K., were temporarily closed down after they came under attack from Lulz Security, the group responsible for the recent attacks on Sony’s web services.
Lulz Security owned up to the attack when it tweeted, “This was the work of Lulz Security, dear media.” This followed a report on Sky News (a partly Murdoch owned company) reported that the attack came from the Anonymous hacking group.
As of about 6:30 p.m. New York time, visitors to the Sun’s web site were redirected to the Twitter feed for Lulz Security. Then later (around 9PM) the redirected moved to a fake story about the death of Rupert Murdoch entitled ‘Media mogul’s body discovered’.
The false news story claims that 80-year-old Murdoch died after ingesting a “large quantity of palladium”, and stumbled into his “famous topiary garden”. “Topiary” is a name of a high profile member of the LulzSec hacking gang.
According to a release published on Lulz Security’s web site in June the group had disbanded. However their twitter account remained active with threats/promises of more mayhem.