LulzSec hacks the Sun

LulzSec, the hacking bunch that claimed to have given up its mischief-making campaign after 50 days of mayhem, is back - with a hack on the Sun, beleagered Rupert Murdoch's flagship UK rag.

The hackers managed to redirect to a story on the The New-Times which alleged Rupert Murdoch had been found dead, having been poisoned with palladium before he stumbled "into his famous topiary garden late last night".

The page subsequently redirected to LulzSec's Twitter account. News International took both the Sun's website and that of the Times offline while it dealt with the hack.

LulzSec also claims to be "sitting on their [the Sun's] emails" and tweeted Rebekah Brooks' email address, claiming they also know her password. Telephone numbers of Sun executives have been appearing on the new-times.co.uk/sun site which is currently unavailable due, apparently, to the volume of traffic it is getting - a fact that pleased the hackers no end.

"WE HAVE JOY WE HAVE FUN, WE HAVE MESSED UP MURDOCH'S SUN", they tweeted.