For a while last night, the website for the News International paper The Sun in England was directing users to a fake story about the death of Rupert Murdoch. The main site for News International was also redirected, in that case to the LulzSec Twitter feed. The group may have also gained access to email logs from employees of the media empire and it says it plans to release that information later today. A LulzSec member named Sabu has already released information about the email activity of former Sun (and later News of the World) editor Rebekah Brooks, who supposedly was using the password 63000 to access her email account. 63000 is also part of the phone number for tipsters to call in to the Sun.
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