LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

Summary: LulzSec, a hacking group that allegedly disbanded, has returned to hack into Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper site.

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LulzSec, a hacking group that allegedly disbanded, has returned to hack into Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper site.

Murdoch is mired in a phone hacking scandal in the U.K. that has multiple threads. CBS News has a handy graphic on the scandal. It's unclear if LulzSec appears for special events like a media scandal or is back for good.

In a tweet, LulzSec said:

Then the Sun page redirects to a story about how Murdoch died in his garden.

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  • now we know who's behind LulzSec

    only a left wing militant group would attack Murdoch's media for ideological reasons.
    Will the DOj investigate these despicable cyber-terrorists, or will it play to the radical left on both sides of the pound?
    We need fair and balanced justice not liberal prosecutors in charge!
    Linux Geek
    • So naturally...

      @Linux Geek <br>...if these were patriotic freedom-loving technologists, who limited themselves to defacing union, peacenik, or environmentalist sites, you'd be all for it.<br><br>I should note that given the racy nature of many of Murdoch's publications and programs (definitely not conformant to most people's definition of conservatism), I could imagine a gang of old fashioned moralists going after him as well.
      John L. Ries
    • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

      @Linux Geek <br><br>Maybe the idealogical reason has less to do w/ left vs. right and more with the fact that Murdoch's publication was hacking for financial gain (getting the scoop = more papers sold = more advertising, etc.) and just maybe that goes against LulzSec's "code".<br><br>On Murdoch's own Fox News, Doocey and an expert guest basically were saying this is just another in a long line of recent high profile hacking incidents by the likes of LulzSec and Anonymous. The difference is, this wasn't some rogue group hacking a corporation or govt, this was a newspaper and journalists who are supposed to follow their own code of ethics, hacking private citizens who were already victims.<br><br>Not saying LulzSec's code is right, but it's very different than the motivation behind the News of the World hacks. To try to lump them all together is an oversimplification with what I suspect is an alterior motive. That motive being to deflect attention from the phone hacks. Hell, Doocey and his expert both said we need to "move on" from this and focus on the real issues like the economy and debt ceiling. Sounds like a dodge to me.
      TroyMcClure
    • assuming the DoJ has the authority.

      @Linux Geek
      Considering the Sun was part of Murdoch's BRITISH media empire, I'm inclined to believe that the American government has no authority in this matter.

      But by all means, don't let me ruin your notion that all things computer related must be American issues to deal with.
      shryko
      • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

        @shryko
        The American government does have authority in this case because News Corp. is an American corporation and it is against the American law for any American corporation to hack phones in any country.
        ITOdeed
      • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

        @shryko An bribe government officials. Something Andy Coulson or it could have been rebecca books have admitted to in front of a parliamentary select committee a couple of years a go. The question should be ask why was not those statements investigated by UK authorities. An indeed as News corp is America company, American law make it illegal to bribe official in any country. Why this was not investigated back then is something officials on both side of the pond should be asking.
        Knowles2
    • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

      @Linux Geek On first reading, I just couldn't tell if you were joking or being serious. It sure was funny! I'll follow you just for the lulz.
      Then I had read on to your prolific responses in full irate irrationality. You should get a grip on consensual reality. Others have far more valid criticisms, but I'll leave it at: you are wrong.
      Solenoid
    • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

      @Linux Geek
      Dumbest. Comment. Ever.
      hawks5999
    • I see from another article...

      @Linux Geek
      ...that the FBI just arrested some suspected Anons. I guess they didn't get the order from Illuminati Central in time.
      John L. Ries
    • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

      @Linux Geek Right or left has nothing to do with this issue at all. This is a case of a group of script kiddies doing idiotic and illegal things all to uphold some sort of vague hackers code. Secondly DOJ is American this happened on British soil. We don't have carte blanche to just run roughshod over local jurisdictions. I mean could we? Sure we could but, it would make us look like even more of a jackass nation than we already do. I do bridle at the notion that liberal ideas do not equate to fair and balanced justice. You talk about justice like it is an absolute when it isn't. It's subjective which is why our legal system allows for appeals and multiple justices in the Supreme Court, because no two definitions of justice are the same and we have to reach some kind of consensus. Go back to sipping on your Tea Party Kool Aid and leave the comments to people who think before they type.
      Str0b0
      • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

        @Str0b0

        think on this: "Justice is blind."
        who said that and why?

        so pointing out the logical inconsistency with the way extremists from any group view the activity of others is not an acceptable post?
        wow, glad you're not the President!
        what that hacker group is doing is just as wrong as the news group is accused of.
        that's accused.
        doesn't matter the motivation.

        :)
        .
        wessonjoe
    • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

      @Linux Geek He can wait his turn. My system got virus destroyed (past the anti-virus software, which didn't pick up "that strain"). The anti-cyber-terrorist guys should deal with that first as I'm not the only one affected by that virus, after -public- good is important not "Rupert Murdoch good"
      mist42nz
    • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

      @Linux Geek If you think lulzsec is in any way politically motivated, then youre truly ignorant.
      nickswift498
      • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

        @nickswift498 <br>But he is.<br>He show again and again that he really is uber-ignorant.
        hkommedal
  • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

    Gee LG, who would have thought you'd be a conservative with no critical thinking ability and a preference for pictorials, coz all those words just get in the way.<br><br>Essentially this couldn't happen to a nicer guy. There's no need to read any Murdoch paper, you could just ask Rupert directly for his opinion, as whatever Rupert thinks gets reprinted in his papers. So far, he's managed to get rid of an honest Australian poiliceman and he's now trying to get rid of the Australian prime minister, because we all know girls aren't allowed in politics.<br><br>But the phone hacking is his responsibility, since his media empire is just a reflection of himself and as well as illegal, was morally repugnant - or do you support his work on 9/11 families? <br><br>Murdoch is the poster boy for all that is wrong with the media and I can only hope the law gets to him eventually after Lulzsec.
    tonymcs@...
    • Murdock is Nixon-type of guy; he would not hestitate to break the law if it

      @tonymcs@... would benefit him in his megalomaniac vision of himself and his company in the role of ruling the world.

      His company spied on thousands of citizens in the UK, and you would not exaggerate if you would say that this is the pre-image of Orwellian future with one difference: the big Brother will not necessary be only the government.
      DDERSSS
      • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

        @DeRSSS
        that's pure BS!
        The pinheads and crazy liberals are over-blowing a plain case of a rogue reporter.
        The so called victims should welcome scrutiny from the press if they have nothing to hide!
        Linux Geek
      • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

        @DeRSSS Don't forget, it's not illegal if Rupert Murdoch is responsible for it!
        How DARE the families of 9/11 victims want the last words their loved ones had ever spoken to be kept private! Looks like they must "have something to hide".
        I would love to see Lulz hack LG so we can head about his response... unfortunately he's just a ZDnet troll with no real worldly influence, so that won't ever happen. Ha.
        jmwells21
      • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

        @LinuxGeek

        It wasn't a rogue reporter, it was systematic. The investigation currently is just trying to see how far up the chain of command it went and how far into the police and government they had their fingers.

        The left vs right stuff is just a side show, it's corruption, plain and simple.

        When Rebekah Brooks quit she said there would be worse revelations to come over the next year, I'm getting a comfy seat and some popcorn.
        OffsideInVancouver
    • RE: LulzSec returns, this time aimed at Rupert Murdoch

      @tonymcs@...
      That's just speculation and innuendo.
      Mr. Murdoch is not guilty of anything and the whole scandal is merely because of some rogue reporter.
      In the end, this circus will come back to bite the lame stream media and the left wing political hacks that have an ax to grind with fair and balanced media of Mr. Murdoch.
      Linux Geek