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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

US search engines hijacked - October 2007


DATE:
2007-10

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
USA

AFFECTED SITES:
Google.com, Yahoo.com, Microsoft.com (live.com?)

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Hijacked, redirect

SOURCE COUNTRY:
China

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
Hijacking

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
After George W. Bush hosted the Dalai Lama in Washington, "popular search engines [were] said to have been 'hijacked' by computer hackers who had managed to redirect users to [Baidu]." (1) He was also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, which was protested in China.

URLS:
1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1566735/US-websites-hijacked-by-Chinese-hackers.html
2. http://techcrunch.com/2007/10/18/baidu-hijacking-google-traffic-in-china/
3. http://searchengineland.com/did-dalai-lama-award-cause-china-to-redirect-google-yahoo-microsoft-search-traffic-to-baidu-12464


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