By Suzanne Choney
LulzSec, the group of hackers that said three weeks ago it was disbanding, claimed credit Monday for tampering with Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper website, while an allied group, Anonymous, claimed credit for a denial-of-service attack that brought down the website of The TImes, another Murdoch paper.
“Tango down,” Anonymous said on its Twitter page about The Times, adding: “To be honest, not quite [...]
The PBS website has been hacked for the second time in a month, AP reports, as part of a wave of hacks that have affected companies like Sony, Nintendo and Lockheed Martin.
The hackers defaced the site for the PBS program “Becoming American,” and a “very small number” of administrative user names and encrypted passwords were stolen, according to PBS spokeswoman Anne Bentley.
In late May, hackers [...]
Hackers bombarded the CIA website with requests so that it malfunctioned. (ABC News: Damien Larkins, file photo)
Computer hackers who brought down the website of the US Central Intelligence Agency say they were just out for laughs.
The CIA is the latest victim of a group called LulzSec, which is internet slang for laughing at your security.
The hackers have even been bold enough to set up a hotline for [...]
The PBS Web site briefly carried a fake story claiming that famed rapper Tupac Shakur was alive and living in New Zealand after a group of hackers took over the organization’s computer systems on Saturday night.
In addition to posting the fake news story, the group, which identified itself on Twitter as @LulzSec or The Lulz Boat, began posting passwords and e-mail addresses of people from a [...]