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Malaysia Airlines website hacked

by Staff Reporter
27 Jan 2015 at 09:48hrs | Views
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines said Monday in a statement that its user data remained secured after its Domain Name System (DNS) had been compromised.

It said that its DNS had been compromised where users were re-directed to a hacker website when URL was keyed in, adding that its web servers were intact at this stage.

The official website of Malaysia Airlines was attacked Monday by a group naming itself "Cyber Caliphate," and its page was replaced by a picture of a MAS Airbus A380 with the words "404- Plane Not Found."

According to local media, the website was attacked again later in the day by a group called "Lizard Squad-Official Cyber Caliphate."

"The airline has resolved the issue with its service provider and the system is expected to be fully recovered within 22 hours," the company's statement said, adding that the matter had also been immediately reported to CyberSecurity Malaysia and the Ministry of Transport.

However, the hackers leaked some passengers' information on the twitter account, including the flight itinerary of Malaysian International and Trade Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.

According to the leaked information, Mustapa made a booking with the Malaysia Airlines from Subang to Kota Bharu on Jan. 26 on the airlines' low-cost affiliate Firefly flight.

Local English-language media newspaper The Star said it got in touch with a passenger whose name and contact details were available on the twitter account of the hacker, who confirmed that he had booked a flight with the Malaysia Airlines.

The hackers also said on the twitter account that the Malaysia Airlines was lying about the user data not compromised.

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Source - Xinhua