Baidu Hacked

China’s most popular search engine, Baidu, has been targeted by the same hackers that took Twitter offline in December, according to reports.

A group claiming to be the Iranian Cyber Army redirected Baidu users to a site displaying a political message.

The site was down for at least four hours on Tuesday, Chinese media said.

Last year’s attack on micro-blogging service Twitter had the same hallmarks, sending users an Iranian flag and message in Farsi.

"This morning, Baidu’s domain name registration in the United States was tampered with, leading to inaccessibility," Baidu said in a statement.

Visitors to the site were greeted with the message: "This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army".

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Posted: January 12th, 2010
at 1:26pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: crime,internets

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