Beijing – Chinese search engine Baidu (NASD: BIDU) has filed suit against
U.S. domain registrar Register.com, alleging negligence that resulted in a
malicious website attack that downed Baidu.com temporarily last week, the
Associated Press reported.
Filed in federal court in New York, the suit states that hackers were
able to block access to Baidu.com on Jan. 12, instead redirecting traffic to a
site maintained by a group calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army,"
which claimed responsibility for the attack.
A group with the same name claimed
responsibility for similar recent attacks on Twitter and other U.S. sites.