Baidu domain name hijacking case determination
Phoenix Technology News December 7th afternoon news, on January 12, 2010, Baidu suffered an unprecedented 11 hour domain name hijacking incident. Subsequently, Baidu Inc filed a lawsuit in the United States to the domain name registration service provider Register.com.
today, Register.com formally to Baidu all make compensation for the loss, and formally to the Baidu Inc issued a public apology statement, to express my sincere apologies for serious influence because of its own security vulnerabilities hackers attack led Baidu domain name can’t access and bring to the Baidu Inc.
January 12, 2010, Beijing, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Anhui, Guangdong, Wuhan and other places, some users have found that Baidu can not visit the home page can not be opened. There are user analysis, Baidu domain name server (DNS) was modified to YAHOO, the domain name is resolved to Holland IP, which inferred Baidu DNS was hacked.
subsequently, Baidu affirmed the above statement, due to the disclosure of the www.baidu.com domain name in the United States domain name registrar was illegally tampered with, resulting in the page can not be normal access.
Register.com company official said, after an internal investigation found that due to Register.com security protocol vulnerabilities, resulting in network attackers break through the safety protection, causing serious disruption and operation of the Baidu Inc website.
on the Register.com’s public apology, Baidu aspects of acceptance.
currently, Baidu and Register.com did not disclose the specific amount of compensation figures.