Thursday, July 21, 2011

Murdoch's newspapers strengthen their security after hacker attack

The group of British newspapers of Rupert Murdoch asked his staff to change their passwords and security increased after pirates attacked the website of his tabloid The Sun, according to sources said Tuesday. Hackers redirected Monday at The Sun online readers to a fake page that reported that Murdoch had been found dead in his garden.

Members of the group of pirates LulzSec, who had recently announced its dissolution, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on Twitter and said they were preparing more attacks online. They also wrote jokes and insults against Murdoch and his media empire, wrapped in a wiretapping scandal that has rocked British society has reached the Prime Minister David Cameron.

"Within 20 minutes, the pages are overloaded, things will crash! We are working on a way to penetrate the defenses right now. Remain aware," he said in a message LulzSec Twitter. "We are glad we have fun, we crushed the Sun Murdoch," said another message. Two sources at the headquarters of Murdoch's newspapers in London said that the staff of the Murdoch newspapers, including The Sunday Times, he was asked to change their passwords.

A spokesman for News International, parent company of The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times, declined to comment on security measures. "We are aware of attempted hacking sun. Co. Uk last night and our pages are now being reinforced. We have nothing more to add for now," he said.

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