KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) –
A terrorist group calling themselves “Official Cyber Caliphate” said yesterday it hacked the Malaysia Airlines official website. According to the airline, the data servers remained the same and passenger bookings were not affected.
A message of ‘404 –Plane Not Found’ and ‘Hacked by Lizard Squad’ with a photograph of a lizard in a top hat, monocle and tuxedo was seen on the website, www.malaysiaairlines.com.
MAS released a statement saying that the website was not hacked, the original user was redirected and the official website would be back up within 22 hours.
“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.
Media outlets report “ISIS will prevail” to be seen on the website. The acronym ‘ISIS’ was developed after the group proclaimed its territory in Iraq and Syria.
The airlines lost two aircrafts last year. Flight MH370 disappeared last March without a trace carrying 239 passengers and crew and Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, killing all 298 passengers and crew.