Malaysia Airlines threatened by hacktivist Lizard Squad
The infamous hacktivist group Lizard Squad is threatening to dump the data they got from the website of Malaysia Airlines that they managed to deface.
Although this is a significant attack, the Airlines is now down playing the importance by saying that customer data and other sensitive information was not exposed in the attack. However, the hackers have claimed that they have also accessed the customer data.
The site displayed a 404- Plane Not Found message as headline above its logo and soon after that the Lizard Squad came forward and claimed responsibility for the same. It also claimed that it is the Official Cyber Caliphate and that Malaysia Airlines is lying that the user data was not exposed.
“Going to dump some loot found on www.malaysiaairlines.com servers soon,” claimed the group. The hacktivist group is infamous for launching DDoS-for-hire service. This group has not yet substantiate claims for a deep penetration attack against Malaysia Airlines and the airlines is now denying occurrence of any such attack.
The airlines said in a statement that the DNS records for the site were interfered so the surfers are now redirected to a site that is controlled by the hackers. The airlines has also promised to restore the services in a day.
Malaysian Airlines website read:
Malaysia Airlines confirms that its Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised whereby users are re-directed to a hacker website when the URLwww.malaysiaairlines.com 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.