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LulzSec say they’ll release big Murdoch email archive

Rebekah Brooks apparently not a password genius

By John Leyden

Enterprise Security, 19th July 2011

The hacktivists behind a hack on The Sun‘s website claim to have extracted an email archive which they plan to release later on Tuesday.

News International’s systems were hacked on Monday night. As a result, visitors to The Sun‘s website were redirected towards a fake story on the supposed death of Rupert Murdoch by infamous hacktivist collective LulzSec. The group also redirected visitors to the main News International website to the LulzSec Twitter feed. In addition, the hack may have allowed LulzSec to gain access to News International’s email database.

Sabu, a prominent member of LulzSec, said via Twitter that the group was sitting on emails of News International staffers that it planned to release on Tuesday.

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