And Lizard Squad does it again. Yes, the hacker group has staged yet another example of its powerful DDoS attack by brutally knocking down the website of Malaysian Airlines.
Currently, the website shows a picture of a lizard and text “404 – Plane not found” and “HACKED BY LIZRAD SQUAD – OFFICIAL CYBER CALIPHATE”.
Malaysia Airlines confirmed hacking 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.
In a tweet, Lizard Squad claimed it had materials taken from Malaysia Airlines’ server. It already shared screenshot of an inbox with passenger itineraries.
Well, Malaysian Airlines is not the very first victim that has fallen prey to Lizard Squad’s ruthless hunt. The hacker group earlier spread a deadly havoc on the entire web by temporarily shutting down Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox web portals.
Recently, a report claimed that the powerful commercial tool that Lizard Squad lends to its clients to execute similar DDoS attacks fell prey to an hack, revealing all of its customer database who paid for the tool. Maybe, this attack is just to demonstrate that they still stand powerful and and hold the potential to conceive another havoc.