Just when you thought the hacker group Lulzsec had gone into retirement, it appears that the low hanging fruit of NewsCorp's recent phone hacking scandal was simply too juicy to resist.
First LulzSec hacked the website of NewsCorp tabloid The Sun, so readers saw an obituary of NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch. It claimed he had died after "ingesting a large quantity of Palladium," and "stumbling into his famous topiary garden." Then in a seemingly coordinated attack, their friends over at Anonymous took down the Times of London newspaper's site for a while.
As a finishing touch, LulzSec went on the distribute the email passwords and phone numbers of several key NewsCorp executives, including top Murdoch deputy Rebekah Brooks.
While nobody has ever claimed that LulzSec were the responsible adults in the room, the irony of it all is pretty hard to deny.