Just last month, the hackers behind Lulz Sec announced their retirement, having hacked everyone from Sony to the Pentagon. Well, they’re back. This time their target is beleaguered media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his The Sun newspaper.
The story, published by an anonymous staff reporter, reads: “Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce. Murdoch, aged 80, has 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.”
The hackers explained their motivation in a Tweet, saying, “We here at Lulz Security don’t approve of criminals. Every single one of them, except us, should be imprisoned forever.” They added their latest hack was part of “Murdoch Meltdown Monday,” and warned that more was on the way.
Presumably, Murdoch is not pleased about being hacked.
Murdoch’s News Corp has received a massive amount of criticism in recent weeks after his News of the World tabloid was found to be illegally hacking information on thousands of people, including the cell phones of celbrities, politicians, teenage murder victims and 9/11 victims. The News of the World has since been shut down, a number of editors and reporters have been arrested and an investigation into a cover-up by Scotland Yard, members of which accepted bribes to help with the newspaper’s hacking, is underway.