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Malaysia Airlines website hacked

The Malaysia Airlines website was hacked on Monday morning (Jan 26) by the "Lizard Squard".

The website’s front page was replaced with an image of a tuxedo-wearing lizard and read "Hacked by LIZARD SQUAD - OFFICIAL CYBER CALIPHATE".

It also carried the headline "404 - Plane Not Found", an apparent reference to the airlines’ loss of flight MH370 last year with 239 people aboard.

Media reports said versions of the takeover in some regions included the wording "ISIS will prevail".

Malaysia Airlines released a statement confirming its Internet domain name had been compromised, re-directing users.

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

Flight bookings not affected

However, it added that it could take nearly 24 hours to fully resolve the issue, which it had reported to Malaysian authorities.

"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," it said.

The Lizard Squad  has struck before, taking credit for attacks that took down the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live network last month.

Source: AFP

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