While everyone was getting ready to face the Monday Blues,
folks remaining folks at Lizard Squad were busy wrecking havoc on Malaysian Airlines. They have taken yet another credit for successfully compromising the airline’s website.
The website now sports a picture of a lizard wearing a top hat – the same one as the Lizard Squad’s Twitter Profile pic, along with the text “404-Plane Not Found” (a tragic reference to flight MH370), and “Hacked by LIZARD SQUAD-OFFICIAL CYBER CALIPHATE.”
Cyber Caliphate is yet another notorious hacker group that claims it has ties with the ISIS. They are the same ones who took control of the U.S. central military command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts.
The Malaysian Airlines confirmed that their DNS had been compromised and they were already working on a fix. Some users may see a temporary lite version as complete functionality is yet to restored. They have also set up a temporary booking solution, here.
It is still unclear as to how much access the hackers had and what information they might have gained, but a threatening tweet from the Lizard Squad claims that they will be releasing lots and lots of information shortly. They have already posted flight manifests and passenger information for some of the flights. (We are not sure as to how many divorces this may have caused)
Going to dump some loot found on http://t.co/D9XYneQoaK servers soon
— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) January 26, 2015
Lizard Squad has done it all. First, they hacked into the PSN and Xbox Live servers. Then they got bold enough and wrecked the Christmas morning. They also came out with a hack tool, the LizardStresser. Then they set their sights on Tor. Riding high on their success, they suffered a major blow when they got hacked themselves. Some of the members got arrested. And now this! Some people do have all the time in the world, don’t they?