Category: News and Updates

Today’s BGP leak in Brazil

Posted by Andree Toonk - October 21, 2017 - News and Updates

Earlier today several people noticed network reachability problems for networks such as Twitter, Google and others. The root cause turned out to be another BGP mishap. Some Google services seem to have been hijacked for roughly 15 minutes. Seen anything? @atoonk @bgpmon @bgpstreamMTR:— Fusl Neko Shy Dash (@OhNoItsFusl) October 21, 2017 Between 11:09 […]

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BGPMon Joins OpenDNS

Posted by Andree Toonk - March 12, 2015 -, News and Updates

Dear user, I’m excited to announce that BGPmon has been acquired by OpenDNS. OpenDNS is a leading cloud-delivered network security company known for engineering predictive intelligence technology that stops malicious activity before it can threaten a network. Over the last few years BGPmon has grown from a community service into a successful business that […]

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Hijack event today by Indosat

Posted by Andree Toonk - April 3, 2014 - Hijack, News and Updates

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

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 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

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

Posted by Andree Toonk - October 3, 2012 -, News and Updates

As many of you are aware, 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

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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