It wasn't too long ago that LulzSec announced it was abandoning ship and disbanding following a successful 50 days of hacking. However, it seems the scandal surrounding Murdoch's News of the World newspaper has drawn the crew out of retirement. LulzSec spent yesterday targeting News of the World sister paper the Sun. Its efforts included redirecting all Sun.co.uk readers to the LulzSec Twitter feed and, for a time, a story about Rupert Murdoch being found dead. Reuters reports that staff at other News Corp papers, such as the Sunday Times, were told to change their passwords.
LulzSec gained notoriety for its targeted attacks against Sony, Nintendo, the NHS, the CIA and countless other companies and agencies. On June 27 the group called it quits after just over seven weeks of hacking. Speaking via statement, LulzSec said that it had only ever planned for a fifty-day 'cruise.'
"Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind - we hope - inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love," the group wrote. "If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere."
The group confirmed yesterday via its Twitter feed that it was the Murdoch scandal that drew them out of retirement.