Chinese search engine Baidu hacked by ‘Iranian cyber army’

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. see:Baidu Search Engine Unavailable; Hacking Suspected
Baidu Inc., China’s top search engine, was unavailable early Tuesday in China, and some Internet users reported seeing signs of an attack on the site by Iranian hackers.Users reported seeing a banner for the “Iranian Cyber Army,” complete with an Iranian flag and a shattered Star of David, when they tried to access Baidu’s home page Tuesday. behind Twitter hack takes down [IDG]
The group that took down last month has apparently claimed another victim: China’s largest search engine was offline late Monday, but at one point it displayed an image saying “This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army,” according to a report in the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party and other Web sites.

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