Baidu lawsuit against domain register approved

Chinese search engine Baidu can proceed with negligence claims against its domain register following a hacking attack, a US judge has ruled.

The claims arose from an attack in January on Register.com by a group claiming to be the Iranian Cyber Army.

Baidu alleges the hackers had contacted Register claiming to be Baidu employees and were given access to their account.

This enabled them to change the server number that the address baidu.com normally takes users to.

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