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Malaysia Airlines website hacked by Lizard Squad with message “404-Plane not found”

Malaysia Airlines hasn’t had the best of time in the past year, and the New Year hasn’t kicked off well either. The Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked by Lizard Squad, with a not so subtle

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Malaysia Airlines hasn’t had the best of time in the past year, and the New Year hasn’t kicked off well either. The Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked by Lizard Squad, with a not so subtle message — “404-Plane not found.”

malaysia-airlines-website-hackedAs mentioned above, Lizard Squad took responsibility for the hack, and the airline’s homepage now shows a photo of a reptile with the words, “Hacked by LIZARD SQUAD – OFFICIAL CYBER CALIPHATE.” The hackers have also warned that they would be “dumping some loot found on malaysiaairlines.com servers soon.”

The Airlines has acknowledged the hack, and is redirecting users to a different URL for booking flight tickets.

 

The Airlines has also issued a statement about the situation.

Malaysia Airlines confirms that its Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised where users are re-directed to a hacker website when www.malaysiaairlines.com URL is keyed in.

At this stage, Malaysia Airlines’ web servers are intact.

The airline has resolved the issue with its service provider and the system is expected to be fully recovered within 22 hours.

The matter has also been immediately reported to CyberSecurity Malaysia and the Ministry of Transport.

Malaysia Airlines assures customers and clients that its website was not hacked and this temporary glitch does not affect their bookings and that user data remains secured.

The Lizard Squad recently came under the limelight when it took down Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live on Christmas Eve. Not content with hacking websites, the hackers’ group is also selling the DDoS tool it used to bring down the networks. It can be bought by anyone wanting to bring down a website or network.

  • Published Date: January 26, 2015 11:35 AM IST
  • Updated Date: January 26, 2015 12:06 PM IST