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Malaysia Airlines website down after LizardSquad hack

We have some surprising news to bring you now. The hacking group known as ‘LizardSquad’ are known on social media circles as the group which has frequently targeted Sony and Microsoft by attempting to bring down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

However, for some reason it appears that they are now targeting Malaysia Airlines. At the time of writing, the Malaysia Airlines website is down and the official MAS twitter account has confirmed that there is problems at the moment.

When you try to visit the website now, you’ll similar get the standard error stating that the website is unavailable. However, a BBC article published recently reveals that at the precise moment the website was attacked – the site design was altered and changed to a logo showing that LizardSquad was responsible, along with the message “404 Plane not found”.

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Obviously everyone is wondering what the motive is at the moment and why LizardSquad would be going after an airline which has had so much bad news over the last year.

Twitter has removed the original LizardSquad account from their website, but we can still see that their secondary account, ‘LizardMafia’ is still active.

What are your thoughts on this? How can LizardSquad go from hacking PSN and Xbox Live, to bringing down the Malaysia Airlines website?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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