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Lizard Squad hacks Malaysia Airlines website with '404 - Plane Not Found' error


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

January 26, 2015 | 3 min read

Hacking group the Lizard Squad has hacked the Malaysia Airlines website posting the message "404 - Plane Not Found" in reference to the tragic demise of two of the firm's passenger flights last year.

The message left of the hacked website

The Lizard Squad hacked the website on Monday morning posting the ‘Planes not found’ statement distastefully mocking the tragic disappearance of MH370 and the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

The group, which dubs itself the 'Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate' directed Twitter users to the altered website - which has been restored to functionality following the attack.

Malaysia Airlines issued a response to the attack: “Malaysia Airlines confirms that its Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised where users are re-directed to a hacker website when URL is keyed in.

“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.”

Furthermore the firm asserted that customer and user data was secure – a claim which Lizard Squad said was a lie.

Clashing with the airline's claims, the group announced it will release the airline's sensitive data.

The Lizard Squad has been behind a series of prominent hacks of late including taking down the Sony PS4 and Xbox Live servers on Christmas Day.

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