On 1 April 2020, many networks witnessed a massive BGP hijack by AS12389 (Rostelecom).
Yet another incident of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijack, with the latest victim this time in Taiwan.
Google recently faced a major outage in many parts of the world thanks to a BGP leak.
MANRS in the news: Oracle ‘net-watcher agrees, China Telecom is a repeat offender for misdirecting traffic
This article was written by Richard Chirgwin and originally published at The Register website. The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the Internet Society/MANRS.
This week, the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) announced that: “In response to feedback from operational security communities, CAIDA’s source address validation measurement project is automatically generating monthly reports of ASes originating prefixes in BGP for systems from which we received packets with a spoofed source address.”
Another BGP hijacking event is in the news today. This time, the event is affecting the Ethereum cryptocurrency. (Read more about it here, or here.) Users were faced with an insecure SSL certificate.
BGP prefix hijacking remains a problem for Internet routing, despite the (partial) use of RPKI or detection services.