July 19, 2011, 1:00 PM — Seeing LulzSec pwn major News Corp. properties is amusing– especially given the irony of hackers being punished by being hacked.
What would really make the scandal juicy and give the public the kind of details News of the World got by breaking into the voice mail of nearly everyone in England, would be a big pile of email from a top editor at News of the World or The Sun discussing whose voice mail should be hacked next and why.
LulzSec is promising to do something like that later today, by posting what it says is a big bunch of mail it got from servers at The Sun while its crew was in there rewriting the rough draft of the tabloidy version of history.
AnonymousSabu – one of the main LulzBoaters, who is also prominent in Anonymous – posted on Twitter last night the supposed email password of Rebekah Brooks, a top Murdoch lieutenant who was an editor at The Sun until 2009 and then at News of the World.
Hers was among the email addresses and passwords posted last night as part of The Sun hack.
She was also arrested earlier this week for her involvement, and is being dragged up to testify in front of parliament today.
We don't know yet whether there is a pile of stolen emails or whose, for sure, they are. Some of the phone numbers Sabu released are of former employees of The Sun, not current ones of News of the World or News International.
No post yet, but a Tweet at 11:30 described Sabu as "still working on my dump."
Presumably that means "data dump," and that the email files will go up sometime today.
Murdoch talks to parliament; points finger; avoids pie
Despite being attacked by a man with a pie – who was fended off partly by Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng Murdoch – media emperor Rupert Murdoch appeared before parliament earlier today to try to explain his role in the phone hacking scandal.