Skip to comments.OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?
Posted on 11/13/2018 2:48:03 PM PST by Salman
People's connections in the US to Google including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking attack.
That means folks in Texas, California, Ohio, and so on, firing up their browsers and software and connecting to Google and its services were instead meandering through systems in Russia and China, and not reaching servers belonging to the Silicon Valley giant. Netizens outside of America may also have been affected.
The Chocolate Factory confirmed that for a period on Monday afternoon, from 1312 to 1435 Pacific Time, connections to Google Cloud, its APIs, and websites were being diverted through IP addresses belonging to overseas ISPs. Sites and apps built on Google Cloud, such as Spotify, Nest, and Snapchat, were also brought down by the interception.
(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...
If this happened to a firm covered by Sarbanes Oxley some IT folks would be facing criminal charges.
“Google is evil. Do not google.”
Google told me it was safe to Google.
Confucius say man who google lose face book.
Fortunately, in addition to Monday being a federal holiday, no federal workers use Google on their office computers.
(I would never have heard anything about this hijack without FR. Dont forget to donate!)
Chocolate Factory is the nickname for google this newspaper uses.
Chinese re-routing with google’s permission.
Testing the free speech filter.
I wonder if this kind of thing explains why my computer has been acting funny every since I emailed with a friend about issues pertaining to those countries. My friend had spoken up in a public meeting about one of those countries, was jumped on verbally by supporters of that country and subsequently had all kinds of problems with credit cards and accounts. I believe I used Yahoo for the email.
I’m going to say, I kinda doubt this, on account of inadequate “bandwidth” through so-called ‘Russia’ ...
Google is watching where you surf to.
Maybe “Russia” is a big, secret facility in Utah. Or Pine Gap, downunder.
Looking more like human error was involved; a typo/wrong addr in entering an IP address into a DNS or routing table ...
AND - we find at the end of the story the following:
“Updated to add
The BGP hijack was caused by a blunder at a West African ISP.”
Yeah, maybe. Like Fat Finger Tuesday from years past.
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