Category: News and Updates

Hijack event today by Indosat

Posted by Andree Toonk - April 3, 2014 - Hijack, News and Updates
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Today we observed a large-scale ‘hijack’ event that affected many of the prefixes on the Internet. This blog post is to provide you with some additional information. What happened? Indosat, AS4761, one of Indonesia’s largest telecommunication networks normally originates about 300 prefixes. Starting at 18:26 UTC (April 2, 2014) AS4761 began to originate 417,038 new [...]

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Turkey Hijacking IP addresses for popular Global DNS providers

Posted by Andree Toonk - March 29, 2014 - Hijack, News and Updates
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At BGPmon we see numerous BGP hijacks every single day, some are interesting because of the size and scale of the hijack or as we’ve seen today because of the targeted hijacked prefixes.  It all started last weekend when the Turkish president ordered the censorship of twitter.com. This started with a block of twitter by [...]

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Accidentally stealing the Internet

Posted by Andree Toonk - January 8, 2013 - Hijack, News and Updates
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Just a few days ago we learned  about an incident involving a mis-issued SSL certificate that was used in a Man in the Middle attack to intercept Gmail data. In this blog post we’ll talk about how Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks work and we’ll look at recent BGP MITM event that caused traffic [...]

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New version of BGPmon.net

Posted by Andree Toonk - October 3, 2012 - BGPmon.net, News and Updates
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As many of you are aware, BGPmon.net has been offered as a free service since becoming publically available in 2008. From its inception the service has been funded largely by myself. Now, due to ever-increasing popularity, it has become unsustainable to run the service on personal funds and my available time. I have reached a [...]

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Egypt Back Online

Posted by Andree Toonk - February 2, 2011 - News and Updates
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A few moments ago I noticed the first signs of life from the previously unreachable Egyptian networks. We saw the first BGP announcements for Egypt come in at at 09:30:48 UTC. And as of 10:52 UTC the website of Noor data networks was reachable again. It looks like the majority of the providers are now [...]

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