Received a Saturday morning ping on Twitter from Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis at Kentik, highlighting a major Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijack event overnight. My weekend is sorted, but let’s dig into this incident and learn from the lesson.
On 1 February, Myanmar’s army took power in a coup against the elected government and detained the civilian leadership. Restrictions to the Internet were reported as people woke up to the news. Internet Society’s Insight portal covered the Internet shutdown in detail.
It’s usually not good news to get a Twitter notification from Qrator on a Saturday morning. Unfortunately, this one was no exception
This article originally appeared on APNIC, which has kindly let us repost it. In 2020, the Internet was a lifeline for many people across the world as COVID-19 shifted schools and businesses online.
Just like an incident last week, today the Internet saw another routing incident in the global BGP routing system.
Yesterday saw another significant routing incident in the global BGP routing system, once again highlighting why it’s important for network operators to be implementing good routing security practices.
So far this week, we’ve talked about what routing is, how it works, and some of its general challenges. Now, let’s get specific about some of the biggest issues facing the Internet’s routing sy
On 1 April 2020, many networks witnessed a massive BGP hijack by AS12389 (Rostelecom).
BGP super-blunder: How Verizon today sparked a ‘cascading catastrophic failure’ that knackered Cloudflare, Amazon, etc
Verizon sent a big chunk of the internet down a black hole this morning – and caused outages at Cloudflare, Facebook, Amazon, and others – after it wrongly accepted a network misconfiguration from a small ISP in Pennsylvania, USA.