23/06/2011 - The website of the Sun newspaper and a computer used in the production of The Times were targeted by hackers who bombarded them with internet traffic in an attempt to make them crash.
The international hacking group LulzSec - [Hello, good day, and how are you? Splendid! We're LulzSec, a small team of lulzy individuals who feel the drabness of the cyber community is a burden on what matters: fun. Considering fun is now restricted to Friday, where we look forward to the weekend, weekend, we have now taken it upon ourselves to spread fun, fun, fun, throughout the entire calender year.], - of which police suspect Mr Cleary to be a member, has taken exception to the Sun’s coverage of the case since he was held on Monday.
LulzSec has also threatened a major attack on government websites today, using the Twitter website to promise a “major leak”.
It came as Mr Cleary, 19, was remanded in custody for further questioning by police as he appeared in court charged with five hacking offences.
News International declined to comment on the attacks on its servers, but a source told The Daily Telegraph that computers in Russia had been used to attack the Sun website and Times newspaper in the early hours of yesterday.