odd hijack

Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
Fri Nov 10 13:13:15 UTC 2006

>  My question to the community is,
> what kind of misconfiguration could cause this set of prefixes to be
> announced? 

etc ...

This looks to me like some large multinational leaked
their internal announcements to an ISP. It is not unusual
for large companies to use random unregistered /8 blocks
in their internal networks. There are all kinds of 
applications that need to talk across networks which do
not need any Internet connectivity or any direct
connectivity to general use workstations. This network
traffic would normally be hidden inside some kind of
VPN on the same infrastructure as other corporate 

So to answer your question, first look for all the ways
that a misconfiguration could allow routing information
to leak out of some flavor of VPN.

--Michael Dillon

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