A Hacker group called Lizard Squad , Who took down Sony Playstation Network & Xbox Live last month , have claimed credit for an attack on Malaysia Airlines’ website. The site displayed a picture of a lizard in a top hat and monocle, as well as the text “404-Plane Not Found” (a reference to flight MH370, which disappeared in March), and “Hacked by LIZARD SQUAD-OFFICIAL CYBER CALIPHATE.”
Malaysia Airlines confirmed the attack on its Facebook page:
Malaysia Airlines confirms that its Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised where users are re-directed to a hacker website whenwww.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.
Lizard Squad In a tweet claimed it had materials taken from Malaysia Airlines’ servers