The same group that used a DNS attack to hijack Twitter last month has defaced the home page of Chinese search engine Baidu. Surfers visiting Baidu site on Monday night were confronted by the message "This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army", together with an image of the Iranian flag. Early speculation suggests the …
DNS hijacking in various forms has been long known to be perfectly feasible, but actually doing it now means a good solid panic frenzy, more "security researchers" shouting for a DNSsec, resulting in exactly that: a signed root with the USoA sitting on the keys. The USoA government taking a step back in name (only) doesn't change that they still have far too much influence for any other ccTLD owner to feel comfortable about that. So if this is a DNS hijack, then oh the irony to have self-professed Iranians do it to a Chinese site.
Oops. Big time.
I suspect that they may have bitten off more than they can chew this time.
The Iranian Cyber Army, soon coming to a plasticised body parts exhibition near you.
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