Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at mykolab.com
Fri Dec 6 19:14:32 UTC 2013


...but you've got to love the headlines it creates. :-)

http://news.techeye.net/business/black-hole-found-in-the-internet

- ferg

On 12/6/2013 10:05 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:

>
> On Dec 6, 2013, at 12:38 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/12/bgp-hijacking-belarus-iceland/
>>
>> Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet
>> ...
>
>> In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference
>> demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet
>> traffic-routing system — a vulnerability so severe that it could allow
>> intelligence agencies, corporate spies or criminals to intercept massive
>> amounts of data, or even tamper with it on the fly.
> ...
>
> Yes, nothing new to see here, networks don't do BGP filtering well, no Film at 11?
>
> I've detected 11.6 million of these events since 2008 just looking at the
> route-views data.  Most recently the past two days 701 has done a large MITM of
> traffic.
>
> In other news, you can go read the other thread on this that happened already.
>
> http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2013-November/062257.html
>
> - Jared
>
>
>


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Paul Ferguson
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