Minister’s itinerary leaked in MAS hacking

  • Nation
  • Monday, 26 Jan 2015

PETALING JAYA: International and Trade Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed was among the passengers whose names were on the itinerary that was leaked in the hacking of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) website.

Mustapa had made a booking with MAS for Jan 26 from Subang to Kota Baru on a Firefly flight.

A passenger whose name and contact details were available on the twitter account of Lizard Squad, the group which claimed responsibility for the hacking, confirmed that he had also booked a flight.

“Yes, I booked a flight with MAS.

“I will call them to check if my booking has been compromised,” he said when contacted by The Star Online on Monday.

In one of their tweets, the group mentioned that MAS was lying when the airline said the user data wasn’t compromised.

“We would like to point out that @MAS is lying about user data not being compromised. Refer to earlier imgur link,” they posted at around 2.18pm on Monday.

In another tweet, they warned that they would continue to hack MAS’ servers.

“Going to dump some loot found on servers soon,” said the tweet.

Earlier today, MAS confirmed that their Domain Name System (DNS) has been compromised where users are re-directed to a hacker website when users access their website.

“At this stage, Malaysia Airlines’ web servers are intact.

“The airline has resolved the issue with its service provider and the system is expected to be fully recovered within 22 hours,” said MAS in a press statement.

They have reported to CyberSecurity Malaysia and the Ministry of Transport on the matter and also assured customers and clients that this temporary glitch does not affect their bookings and their user data is secure.

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