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01|20|2010 12:14 am EDT

China’s Baidu.com sues Register.com over Attack

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Registrars

Earlier this month the same group (the “Iranian Cyber Army” that had modified Twitter’s DNS, also modified the DNS for the Chinese search engine Baidu.com. Baidu.com has now filed suit against Register.com (according to AFP) seeking damages for the interruption of the service. The group had managed to get access to the domain management account at the registrar and modified the nameserver entries for Baidu.com. Baidu stated that the DNS “was unlawfully and maliciously altered” as a result of the “gross negligence” of Register.com. After the attack, the company’s CTO, Li Yinan, resigned for personal reasons.

A number of registrars, such as Moniker and Fabulous.com are offering additional locks that can be used to prevent any changes to a domain name. Even Verisign as a registry operator has recently proposed two factor security features (approved by ICANN as a voluntary offering) based on other Verisign products and a different type of domain lock (registry-lock services, approved by ICANN) to protect the domain. However not all of these locks will protect companies from potential changes to their nameserver-entries.

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January 20, 2010 @ 12:42 am EDT

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January 24, 2010 @ 12:42 pm EDT

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