Website of Murdoch’s Sun Hacked


In a grisly prank, someone has hacked the website for Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun newspaper and replaced the lead story with one about Murdoch himself being found dead. The website redirects users immediately to, which hosts a story titled “Media moguls [sic] body discovered.” Reporting that the 80-year-old was found in his garden, the story jokes that he “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.” Lower on the page is a crudely drawn comic strip appearing to attribute the hacking to the computer hacking group Lulzsec. So much for being done. If it really was them, maybe they didn’t want to see the hacking crown so easily handed to an old-media conglomerate.