lizard-squad-malaysia-airWith all the incidents that happened last year surrounding Malaysia Airlines, many had hoped that 2015 would be a fresh start. Unfortunately it looks like that did not happen as barely into the start of the year, Malaysia Airlines’ website has been hacked. The hack is courtesy of the Lizard Squad, the same group of hackers responsible for the Xbox Live hacks last year.

The group took over the website and replaced it with the screenshot above where they claimed to represent the Cyber Caliphate. They also added the tagline “404 – Plane Not Found” as reference to the missing flight of MH370. In some cases, the title of website also read, “ISIS will prevail”, while in other cases the title read, “Lizard Square will prevail”.

In a statement issued by Malaysian Airlines, they acknowledged the hack but also stated that their user data remains secured. However in a tweet by the Lizard Squad, they linked to a screenshot which clearly showed emails sent from Malaysia Airlines containing their customers’ itineraries.

Thankfully financial information is usually omitted from the itineraries, but at the same time contact and personal information about the airlines’ customers could have been potentially compromised. According to the airline company, “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.” We will be keeping our eyes peeled for further developments.

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