Published July 18, 2011
LONDON -- A group of internet hackers claims to have tampered with the website of Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper.
Visitors to The Sun's website late Monday were redirected to a page featuring a story saying Murdoch's dead body had been found in his garden.
Lulz Security took responsibility via Twitter, calling it a successful part of "Murdoch Meltdown Monday."
Lulz Security has previously claimed hacks on major entertainment companies, FBI partner organizations and the CIA.
Murdoch is due to appear before a parliamentary committee Tuesday to answer lawmakers' questions over phone-hacking at News International, his British newspaper division.
The phone hacking scandal has prompted the closure of Murdoch's News of the World.