The phone hacking scandal that started at the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World, has shaken up Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, News Corporation. Newspapers across the world are hungrily tearing at News Corp and its subsidiaries, because they engaged in illegal and obstructive activities to create the tabloid-worthy news. Can the righteous anger of the Internet be far behind?
Apparently the scandal was enough for our favorite privateers, the LulzSec, to stage a return.
They changed a Times redesign page to look like The Sun with the main story being that of Rupert Murdoch’s death by palladium ingestion. (The site has now been taken down)
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.
“We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked,” one officer states. “From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden.”
To further their claims, LulzSec redirected The Sun‘s .co.uk domain to their Twitter feed. (This has also been shut down, as the domain does not work now.)
How wonderful that these jolly rogers have come back! Rum and grog everywhereâ€¦NOT! It seems to me that these hackershave found yet another easy exploit to these newspaper websites, considering that they do not expect much of a security threat. Down the road I see yet another email grabbing mission from LulzSec and a general annoyance for News Corporation. If there was anything at all that points towards LulzSec’s immature nature, it is this returnto fight injustice.