BGP Hijackings Come Back!
July 5, 2019
A BGP hijacking event happened again! Following the event that the traffic supposed to be destined for Europe was leaked to China Telecom (June 9, 2019), another BGP hijacking occurred yesterday (June 25, 2019). Since Verizon, by mistake, accepted network misconfigurations by a minor Internet Service Provider (ISP), multiple Internet systems have fallen into a black hole. For example, Cloudflare, Facebook, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) among other companies experienced system failures. This raised public concerns of Border Gateway Protocol which a routing protocol for the Internet. (more…)