Baidu said it has filed suit against Register.com Inc. in a New York court, seeking unspecified damages. Hackers blocked access to Baidu on Jan. 12 by steering traffic to a Web site where a group reportedly calling itself the “Iranian Cyber Army” claimed responsibility. There was no evidence the hackers were linked to Iran.

 “Due to U.S. domain name registry service Register.com Inc.’s gross negligence, Baidu’s domain name www.baidu.com domain name resolution was illegally and maliciously altered,” the Beijing-based company said in a statement. Resolution refers to the process that matches a Web site address written in words to the string of numbers that computers recognize as its place on the Internet. Baidu gave no details of what it accuses the registry of doing wrong.

Register.com called the lawsuit “completely without merit.”  Source:  San Francisco Chronicle

BIIA Newsletter March I – 2010 Issue