Track snow and rain with Q13 News Interactive Radar

‘404 – Plane Not Found’ — Malaysia Airlines website hacked by ‘Lizard Squad’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Screenshot of on January 25, 2015

Screenshot of on January 25, 2015

HONG KONG (CNN) — The official Malaysia Airlines website has been hacked by a group claiming to support Islamist terror group, ISIS.

On logging into on Monday morning, users were presented with an image of a Malaysia Airlines Airbus and messages that read “404 — Plane Not Found” and “Hacked by Lizard Squad — Official Cyber Caliphate.”

The browser tab also read “ISIS will prevail.”

The Malaysia Airlines homepage later changed to a black background featuring a mocked-up image of a lizard in a top hat complete with monocle. Users were directed to a Twitter page called “@lizardmafia,” which featured a series of largely asinine posts.

The airline, which is currently restructuring itself in the wake of the loss of two of its airliners last year, could not be contacted by telephone.

Tweets from the airline’s official account acknowledged the issue and directed users to a separate URL for its online booking service. This link worked as normal.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


  • Telluride

    What idiots. I bet the perpetrators are African American youths with no father, a mother who works 2 jobs and they have no supervision.

  • Juliane

    If you have been making use of Twitter for a
    while, you might have realized that most of your friends are
    suffering from a certain consumption structure in publishing
    content into well-known social network web site.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.