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Lizard Squad hacks airline, claims passenger data stolen

Lizard Squad hacks airline, claims passenger data stolen
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Malaysia Airlines has had possibly the worst year on record for an airline company. First it was Flight 370 that was lost and never recovered. There were 239 people aboard. Then Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, presumably by pro-Russian separatists. All 298 people on board were killed.

It doesn't get any worse than the lives lost, but it didn't get any easier for an airline that prior to 2014 had a top safety rating. Cyberscammers came out of the woodwork to take advantage of the tragedies. Hoaxes and frauds popped up all over the Web. Sick ID thieves even stole credit card info from the victims of Flight 17.

Now Malaysia Airlines is at the center of another hacking scandal. Yesterday, its website was taken out of commission for four hours, and anyone trying to access the homepage was redirected to the hackers' site. Mashable reports:

During the outage, the site featured an image of a lizard, and a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found. Hacked by Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate."

Next page: Lizard Squad. That sounds familiar ...
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