Readers of British tabloid warned over cyberattack

Aug 02, 2011

(AP) -- A British newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch is warning some readers that their personal details may have been stolen during a cyberattack.

News International says addresses, birthdates and phone numbers of people who participated in online competitions may have been compromised during the July 19 attack on The Sun. It says no financial or password information was obtained.

Hacking group Lulz Security claimed it carried out the attack, which redirected readers to a fake story about Murdoch.

The group also claims attacks on . the CIA and Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency. Police have arrested several alleged LulzSec members.

The Sun's sister tabloid, the News of the World, was closed last month after being accused of eavesdropping on voice mails.

Explore further: Google Trends info is placed on inbox duty for subscribers

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

LulzSec computer hackers release Arizona state files

Jun 24, 2011

Computer hackers who have hit the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others have released hundreds of documents from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) in their latest cyberattack.

Hackers target British anti-crime agency website

Jun 20, 2011

Hackers who have hit the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others during a month-long rampage claimed on Monday to have knocked the site of Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) offline.

Home of suspected LulzSec member raided: WSJ

Jun 30, 2011

US Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home of an Ohio man suspected of being a member of the Lulz Security hacker group, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

British teen arrested over CIA, US Senate hacking

Jun 21, 2011

British police working with the FBI arrested a 19-year-old man over attacks by a hacker group on businesses and government agencies including the CIA, US Senate and Sony, Scotland Yard said Tuesday.

New arrest in UK phone hacking scandal

Jun 27, 2011

(AP) -- Britain's Press Association news agency said Monday one of its reporters was arrested by detectives investigating a widening phone hacking scandal.

Recommended for you

LinkedIn membership hits 300 million

Apr 18, 2014

The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States.

Researchers uncover likely creator of Bitcoin

Apr 18, 2014

The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students ...

White House updating online privacy policy

Apr 18, 2014

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that ...

User comments : 0

More news stories

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped ...

A homemade solar lamp for developing countries

(Phys.org) —The solar lamp developed by the start-up LEDsafari is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people ...

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot—now stuck ...