Tuesday, January 12, 2010

China's Top Search Engine Baidu Got Hacked

China's top search engine Baidu (百度) was hacked this morning.
It appears that the hacker, who call themselves "Iranian Cyber Army", changed Baidu's DNS record to point to another site.
A Baidu insider told Chinanews.com.cn that the problem is solved and the site should be back in half an hour.

Ok, this is definitely embarrassing. It is ok to make mistakes, even Google makes mistakes too as listed being one of their top five viewed blog posts of 2009. But getting your DNS record changed, that's like having your backyard light on fire by someone else.

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