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Group Hacks Paper’s Website, Posts Fake Story That Murdoch Is Dead


Jul. 19 2011, Published 8:45 a.m. ET

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On the same day that media mogul Rupert Murdoch faces the British Parliament to answer questions about alleged criminal activity by his now defunct paper News of the World, a group hacked into the website of The Sun, the UK’s best-selling daily paper, and posted a false story that Murdoch was dead.

The infamous hacker group, LulzSec, was behind the fake story which said that Murdoch’s body was found in his garden.

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LulzSec later posted this ominous message on its Twitter account: “This is only the beginning. F*** you Murdoch. You are next," and "Arrest us. We dare you. We are the unstoppable hacking generation...."

The group gets its name from the word “Lulz” -- which is Internet speak for "laughs" -- and "Sec" – which is short for "security.”

The group first made its name known in May when it hacked into the website of the Public Broadcasting System and   posted a bogus story claiming that dead rapper Tupac Shakur was actually alive in New Zealand.

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Interestingly, LulzSec claimed it disbanded about a month ago after claiming its mission of creating havoc in cyberspace for fifty days had been accomplished.

The Sun is owned by Murdoch’s News International.


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