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Lizard Squad claims it hacked Malaysia Airlines website

The Lizard Squad hacker group has temporarily downed the Malaysia Airlines website

Michael Hatamoto | Jan 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm CST (0 mins, 35 secs time to read)

The Lizard Squad hacker group crippled the website of Malaysia Airlines for about seven hours on Monday morning, threatening to release stolen information. The website was replaced by a "404 - Plane Not Found" statement, referring to two major airline disaster suffered by Malaysia Airlines in 2014.

Lizard Squad claims it hacked Malaysia Airlines website | TweakTown.com

Although Malaysia Airlines said user data was not compromised, Lizard Squad posted a screenshot that appeared to be a passenger flight booking from MA's internal email system - and promised that it was "going to dump some loot found on malaysiaairlines.com servers soon."

The hacker group has been linked to multiple high-profile cyberattacks over the past year, including bringing down Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network on Christmas Day.

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