Ars Technica - BGP Event Sends European Mobile Traffic Through China Telecom

 

Traffic destined for some of Europe's biggest mobile providers was misdirected in a roundabout path through the Chinese-government-controlled China Telecom on Thursday, in some cases for more than two hours, an Internet-monitoring service reported. It's the latest event to stoke concerns about the security of the Internet's global routing system, known as the Border Gateway Protocol.

Principal Researcher Rob Ragan appears in this Ars Technica piece to discuss the origins of the incident.

To read more about BGP hijacking, check out Zach Julian's blog post on the topic.