Recently disbanded hacker group LulzSec is taking credit on Twitter this afternoon for a hack that redirected users attempting to access The Sun newspaper online to a page with a phony death notice for the paper's owner, Rupert Murdoch.
The URL for the death story--new-times.co.uk/sun/--can't be accessed directly right now (LulzSec's Twitter account blames the influx of traffic for crashing it), but a WHOIS inquiry confirms Gizmodo's report that the address is registered to News International.
The hack comes hours after the news that Sean Hoare, the so-called (by us) whistleblower in the News of the World photo-hacking story, was found dead in his home.
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