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. · Go to How the Murdoch email and website hacks could happen to you →