The Sun gets hacked by LulzSec – VIDEO

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The Sun newspaper, the sister publication of the recently extinguished News of the World, has suffered a hacker attack.

In what is even more bad news for Rupert Murdoch’s stable of newspapers, already dogged by the phone hacking scandal, the LulzSec hacking gang appears to have breached security on the website of The Sun, Britain’s best-selling newspaper.

Visitors to The Sun’s home page are instead redirected to LulzSec’s Twitter feed where it is bragging about its accomplishments.

Here’s a YouTube video by my colleague Paul Ducklin, down in Australia, who woke up to this story – Paul took a moment out of his normal morning routine to take a cheeky look at the hack, and to offer advice to web site operators everywhere:

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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