Hackers have taken over the website of troubled Malaysia Airlines
Nirapad News: Hackers have taken over the website of troubled Malaysia Airlines, uploading a picture of a top hat wearing lizard and a rap song.
The frontpage of malaysiaairlines.com was replaced with the image of the reptile, who also sports a black tuxedo, a monocle and a pipe, together with a message which read 404 – Plane Not Found – an apparent reference to missing Flight MH370.
A professional sounding rap song also plays when you access the site, which now also references Islamic State.
The hack is the work of Lizard Squad, a group known for so-called denial-of-service attacks.
Indeed, the group appeared to gloat as to its involvement in the hack, noting on the frontpage: “Hacked by LIZARD SQUAD – OFFICIAL CYBER CALIPHATE”.
The group later posted a message on its official Twitter account, which read: “Going to dump some loot found on http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/ servers soon.”
In a statement, Malaysia Airlines admitted that its domain name system had been “compromised” and that users were being redirected to the hacker group’s website.
It said it could take up to 22 hours to restore the website.
It added: “At this stage, Malaysia Airlines’ web servers are intact.”
Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for taking down the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live network last month.