Murdoch's Sun confesses to hack

Current owner of The Sun, News International, has written to thousands of readers to confess that a hack on its servers has lead to their personal details popping up all over the Interwibble.

The rotten outfit was forced to write to competition entrants whose details were outed on the day the Sun's site was hacked.

In an email, News International's director of customer data, Chris Duncan, confessed that, "some customer information from competitions and polls was breached".

Among the details are names, addresses, date of birth, email and phone numbers missive to those affected revealed. "No financial or password information was compromised," Duncan wrote, fingers crossed.

Duncan was forced to react to a posting on Pastebin by 'Batteye' that threatens to begin to publish, "various files obtained from The Sun, a company within the News Corp group."

Amongst the details of quiz entrants dating back to 2009, and those of people excited enough by the Royal Wedding to email their best wishes for the couple to the newspaper, is apparently a database of Miss Scotland hopefuls. We're trying hard not to comment on that.

"Mankind makes mistakes. Mankind is all the better for them. Mankind learns from them. Some people, however, do not learn." Batteye pontificates. "Until these people are pruned by natural selection, incarceration, or otherwise, then mankind will not develop. We will remain prey to the 'malicious' type of hacker that steals credit card information, or deletes voicemail messages and pushing the victims family to grieve more for their loved ones," he burbles.

"We will continue, then, by exposing the world for what it is; a less than perfect place where we cannot trust those who we ask to protect our information. We will continue, until the list has been exhausted, or until the world and man kind realizes that we must change how we
go on."