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Jul 22 2011   5:21PM GMT

LulzSec Becomes Wildcard in News Corp Scandal

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Just about the only thing that has eclipsed the rampage of attacks by the hacking collective known as LulzSec in the news over the past couple of months have been the recent revelations regarding illegal hacking by News Corp. journalists.

The interesting thing is that LulzSec has ostensibly shut down operations in a sort of forced retirement after it poked one too many hornet nests and had law enforcement in a frenzy looking to take them down. After being silent for only a matter of days, the LulzSec team jumped online and hacked into News Corp. servers and allegedly obtained 4GB of archived email–archived email which may very well contain details revealing that News Corp executives were aware of and/or condoned or promoted the illegal activities.

Check out USA Today’s Byron Acohido’sc coverage of this story to learn more: LulzSec Plans to Release Trove of News Corp Emails.

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