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Twitter hackers compromise Chinese search engine

January 12, 2010
The same band of hackers responsible for the DNS records hijack of Twitter last month launched an apparent similar attack on leading Chinese search engine Baidu, according to published reports. For several hours on Monday night EST, visitors to the site were redirected to a page announcing that the site had been overtaken by the Iranian Cyber Army. Baidu blamed the problem on an "external manipulation" of its domain name server in the United States. The site was operating normally on Tuesday. It is unclear what the motive of the attack was. — DK
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