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Two sources linked below claim that Lulzec hacked The Sun and News of the World. I will update this diary momentarily, but wanted to give you the links first. Here you go:

The above link takes you to The Guardian's Live Blog which updates every minute. What I saw was a heading that the media mogul's body had been discovered. It is a sick and twisted joke, but that's how lulz rolls.

Also, if you google The Sun and click, it takes you to the lulzsec twitter account. Looks like lulzsec sailed away to the U.K.

The following link to Techland gives a little more information.

3:53 PM PT: Now they hacked News International

4:05 PM PT: Here's a better article:

5:07 PM PT: anonymous in on it too. Here's more from msnbc

It looks like the administrators of all the papers have now taken all the sites down to alleviate any further damage.

6:29 PM PT: From The Guardian Live Blog (cuz Brit's on Brit time, I think)

Here is a summary of developments over the course of today:

• Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbusiness reporter who was the first named journalist to allege that Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead. Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, was said to have been found at his Watford home.

• John Yates has resigned as assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. He said that he acted "with complete integrity" and that his conscience was clear. In a statement, he added that he was resigning because "downright malicious gossip" was making it impossible for him to carry on doing his counter-terrorism job.

• The Daily Mail has never knowingly published a story based on information gleaned from phone hacking or "blagging", the paper's editor, Paul Dacre, has told MPs. Dacre, the editor-in-chief of Daily Mail publisher Associated Newspapers, told a joint parliamentary select committee on defamation law reform that he had "absolutely not" published a story he knew was based on unlawfully-accessed material.

• News International websites for the Times and the Sun have been suspended after hackers targeted the Sun's web pages and redirected traffic to another page falsely reporting that Rupert Murdoch had been found dead. The LulzSec hacking collective hacked the tabloid's site, and also claimed to be "sitting on their [the Sun's] emails" and that they would release the emails on Tuesday. They tweeted what they claimed was Rebekah Brooks's email address, and said they knew her password combination.

• The independent police complaints commission has announced that it is investigating an allegation that John Yates helped the daughter of the former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis get a job in the Metropolitan police. The IPCC has also said it is investigating Yates's review of the phone hacking case in July 2009, and two other former senior officers involved in the original inquiry.

• Theresa May, the home secretary, has announced a wide-ranging inquiry into general police corruption. She has also called for two other reviews covering the Metropolitan police's relationship with the media and whether the independent police complaints commission needs new powers.

• Detectives are examining a computer, paperwork and a phone found in a bin near the riverside London home of Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International. The Guardian has learned that a bag containing the items was found in an underground car park in the Design Centre at the exclusive Chelsea Harbour development on Monday afternoon.

6:57 pm

Louise boat - so funny I . . . never mind

10:31 PM PT: This is a link to a great AP interactive of the phone hack events, It includes Players, Events, Timelines, About. Click around on the different options. Have fun!

Originally posted to shantysue on Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 03:31 PM PDT.

Also republished by Anonymous Dkos.

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