(Screen grab of what a user will see when they visit the site)
Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by hackers who claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad”. The group known for denial-of-service attacks.
The hacking group said on its Twitter that it was going to release data in Malaysiaairlines.com servers soon.
Visitors to the site were automatically directed to a page which shows an image of a lizard in tuxedo accompanied by a caption “Hacked by LIZARD SQUAD — OFFICIAL CYBER CALIPHATE”. The headlines of the page reads “404 – Plane Not Found”, a reference to the airlines loss of flight MH370 in 2014.
Media reports said versions of the website takeover in some regions included the wording “ISIS will prevail”.
Malaysia Airlines released a statement earlier confirming its Internet domain name had been compromised which caused visitors to be redirected.
The Lizard Squad has caused havoc in cyberspace before, taking credit for attacks that took down the Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live network last month. It’s extent of the links with the Islamic terrorist group ISIS are not yet known.