From FastCompany: This week News Corp. execs James and Rupert Murdoch were dragged before a investigatory committee of Parliament over the U.K.‘s phone-hacking scandal. Meanwhile hacktivists LulzSec decided to take matters into their own hands, and targeted the website of News Corp. paper The Sun, replacing its homepage with a faked edition. Shortly afterward, LulzSec said it had also acquired a huge amount of corporate emails from the Murdochs. They’ve since pledged not to release them, lest they compromise ongoing legal cases against News Corp. and its executives, but the Murdochs may still face having their email dirty laundry aired in the future.
How is this kind of hack pulled off? We spoke to our expert adviser, Nick Percoco of Trustwave’s Spiderlabs, to gain an insight, based on his expertise as an ethical hacker–hired to pull off these kinds of attack by companies themselves.