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Malaysia Airlines website targeted by Lizard Squad hackers

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#1 sChiZoO14



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:47 PM

Malaysia Airlines' official website has been attacked by hackers claiming to be from the infamous Lizard Squad.

The national carrier's homepage was altered to display a photograph of a lizard in a top hat before being taken offline.

The company, which is recovering from two air disasters, has confirmed that its website was hit by a cyber attack, but insists customer data and bookings were unaffected.

Lizard Squad announced on its Twitter account that it plans to release Malaysia Airlines data online, but did not specify what information it has obtained.

Islamic State involvement was initially suspected as the words 'ISIS will prevail' originally appeared in browser tabs of those who attempted to access the site immediately after it was hit, although this message has since been removed.

Lizard Squad previously claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks that took down Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network during the Christmas holidays.

One of its apparent members, an 18-year-old man from the UK, was arrested and subsequently bailed earlier this month.

Malaysia Airlines has pledged to restore its website within 22 hours.

Digital Spy