The web page of Asiana, one of South Korea's two major airlines, was attacked Monday by hackers who left a message criticizing Albanians along with a graphic image of the Newborn sculpture in Kosovo.
Asiana said in a statement that its homepage remained crippled for six hours after hackers attacked its DNS (domain name service) server at 4:35 am (1935 GMT).
Asiana apologized for giving inconveniences saying its homepage used by customers to book flights or check their flight schedules had been replaced with a deface page left by hackers going by the online handle of "Kuroi'SH and Prosox".
The deface page showed a message and graphic images including the Newborn Monument (NEWBORN), a typographic sculpture unveiled in 2008 when Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. Another graphic image at the top had two hooded men and a coat of arms.
"I am Sorry, Asiana Airlines, but the world needs to understand the crime against humanity, carried out by Albanians pigs touching Serbia," the message read, arguing the monument should be destroyed.
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