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Sky News uncovers mysterious hacker Louise Boat

Leader of Anonymous is exposed
Tue Jul 19 2011, 14:13

SKY NEWS has uncovered a mysterious hacker called Louise Boat, who is responsible for targeting Rupert Murdoch's rag, The Sun.

The revelation came on a news report late last night by news anchor Anna Botting, who exposed the leader of hacktivist group Anonymous as none other than Louise Boat, a shady figure that few know anything about.

The guests on the show, who we presume were security 'experts', were baffled by this hacker femme fatale, asking several times, "Who is Louise Boat?"

The question, which is sure to become part of modern day philosophical treatises, is made all the more captavating by the fact that Boat also spells her first name Luiz, probably as some kind of attempt to fit in with internet lingo.

In case anyone might think otherwise, the Twitter page that The Sun redirects to after its recent hack, specifies that it represents the Louise Boat. Presumably there are a number of people out there pretending to be this elusive hacker woman.

Even Botting, who is usually quite lucid at her late night broadcasts, admitted, "I don't know who Louise Boat is."

One of the guests on the show attempted to offer some clarity on the situation by saying, "It's some hacking ... thing." Such astute observations are what can be expected on such an illustrious news programme.

We think Botting, who has worked for Sky News since 1995, might know a bit more about Louise Boat than she's letting on, considering she was a rower at university and participaticed in the BBC's The Other Boat Race. Presumably, however, she never sailed in the Lulz Boat.

Sky News is partly owned by Murdoch's News Corporation, which was forced to withdraw its bid for parent company British Sky Broadcasting (Bskyb) last week over the hacking scandal. Part-owned by Murdoch, you say? Well, that explains it. µ

 

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