Lizard Squad Defaces MAS Website and Threatens to Expose More User Data

Screen shot of the defaced Malaysia Airlines website, believed to have been hacked on January 26, 2015
Screen shot of the defaced Malaysia Airlines website, believed to have been hacked on January 26, 2015

Malaysia airlines manages to make the headlines once again — this time due to the former national carrier’s official website being compromised by hacker group Lizard Squad. Only 4 months  have passed since the carrier suffered from its second highly-publicised aviation catastrophes of 2014 which resulted in the tragic loss of hundreds of lives. Last year was sadly the worst for passenger fatalities since 2005, when 916 lives were lost. While the incidents have undoubtedly taken a toll on the public’s confidence in the safety of Asian airlines, I happen to think that it was of poor taste for Lizard Squad a.k.a. Cyber Caliphate to make light of the heart-wrenching calamities which have affected the lives of so many of us.

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