Google’s Public DNS Hijacked

According to monitoring firm BGPmon, a network monitoring and routing security company that monitors the Internet for Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) attacks, last Sunday attackers took advantage of weaknesses in traffic routing between networks using BGP to hijack Google’s DNS traffic.

A query by iTnews at whois.bgpmon.net for the ROA for the 8.8.8.0/24 network range did not produce any result, suggesting there is no policy in place to prevent BGP hijacking through wrong unauthorised announcements.

Read iTnews full article here – http://www.itnews.com.au/News/375278,google-dns-servers-suffer-brief-traffic-hijack.aspx

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