HIJACKED: 188.8.131.52/16 -- WTF? Level3 is now doing IP hijacking??
bross at pobox.com
Wed Mar 30 23:00:15 CDT 2011
On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> So that _really_ begs the question... Why did Circle Internet and (apparently)
> Level3's customer, BANDCON, blindly accept _any_ sort of assertion that the
> crook who hijacked these two /16s had the right to use them?
What makes you think it was blind? The standard industry practice is to
ask someone requesting to announce a route for a letter on the owner's
letter head authorizing the announcement. Is it really that hard to
invent some letterhead and sign a letter?
It's probably one of the easiest to circumvent "security" procedures ever.
Frankly it's a giant waste of time and does nothing other than frustrate
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