Iranian, Chinese hackers in cyberwar

21:57, Jan 13 2010

Chinese hackers have struck Iranian websites in a burgeoning nationalist cyberwar, media reports say.

Hackers calling themselves the "Iranian Cyber Army" hit the main webpage of Baidu, China's largest search engine, yesterday morning, covering the page with an Iranian flag and other symbols.

Chinese blogs quickly erupted in calls for retaliation, and Chinese flags and patriotic slogans soon began to appear on websites registered in Iran, Britain's Financial Times reported.

In December the "Iranian Cyber Army" hacked popular microblogging website Twitter, replacing Twitter's home page with the same headline and an anti-American message.

- With Reuters