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Group behind Twitter hack takes down Baidu.com [computerworld.com]
According to security experts, Baidu's domain name records appear to have been tampered with. On Monday, the company was using domain name servers belonging to HostGator, a Florida ISP, instead of the Baidu.com nameservers the company normally uses. "It looks like their domain account credentials may have been snagged," said Paul Ferguson, a researcher with the antivirus vendor Trend Micro.
That's the same technique that was used to hijack Twitter, when Iranian Cyber Army hackers were apparently able to log in to the account used to manage Twitter's DNS records and redirect visitors to another Web server that posted a message similar to the one spotted on Baidu.com. That attack knocked Twitter offline for more than an hour.
You would think that with their skill sets they could get a high-paying job doing non-illegal things or things for the govt.
I'd imagine the skill set consists of sending out a mass number of trojan viruses to a bunch of @baidu.com addresses, hoping that a right person will open them. Then steal passwords for things like DNS and other related accounts. It's not really a kind of skill that most employees look for :)