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BREAKING: Potential hijack underway. ThousandEyes detected intermittent availability issues to Google services from some locations. Traffic to certain Google destinations appears to be routed through an ISP in Russia & black-holed at a China Telecom gateway router.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for additional analysis. #google #hijack
ThousandEyes BGP Route Visualization shows the prefix being leaked into the Internet, which would cause traffic to #Google to be routed via networks in #Russia, #China and #Nigeria
AS Path Changes for 216. 58.192.0/19 (Google prefix) #bgp #outage #google #hijack
[New!] Blog analysis is up: Internet Vulnerability Takes Down Google… #BGP #Google
*UPDATE* Nigerian ISP MainOne is reporting “This was an error during a planned network upgrade due to a misconfiguration on our BGP filters.”
Blog post updated with the latest. Get the full story as we know it, now:…
Always good to see a party take ownership of the root cause of a major event like this. A route leak can be innocuous or a malicious act. The main lesson remains this: Doing business on the Internet means you're vulnerable to unpredictable and destabilizing events.
If this can happen to a company with the scale and resources available that Google has, realize it can happen to anyone. Visibility into what's happening on the Internet and cloud is no longer a nice-to-have. Full analysis on the blog:…
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