Baidu Hacked By Iranian Cyber Army

Reuters reports that China’s popular search engine, Baidu, was hacked for about four hours by the Iranian Cyber Army. Baidu sent Reuters a statement on the hack:

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

Here is a picture of the hack from @mranti:

Baidu Hacked Image

This is the same group of hackers that took over Twitter’s web site for a short time period several months ago.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Search Engines: Baidu


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  • davidmarkus

    I just cant figure out why Iranian cyber army has targeted the Chinese websites this time.

    They seems to have good relationship with each other.

    In the meantime Chinese hackers are retaliating I have just heard few Iranian websites has been hacked such “”.

    there is a red flag of china in this website with a sentence reading:

    This site has been hacked by chinese hackers in response to “Iranian Cyber Army”

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