The Iranian Cyber Army has struck again. Baidu, the top search engine in China has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army group of hackers. It was only this past December, that the group managed to successfully take over Twitter for a short period of time to leave behind an anti-American message. However, because of the energy gasoline that Chinese state companies sell to Iran, relations between Iran and China have been generally good, so it isn’t clear for as to why the group decided to hack the Chinese search engine.
In response to the attack, Reuters received a statement from Baidu:
This morning, Baidu’s domain name registration in the United States was tampered with, leading to inaccessibility.
(Via Search Engine Land)