"Defensive" BGP hijacking?

Bryant Townsend bryant at backconnect.com
Tue Sep 13 19:29:30 UTC 2016

@ca & Matt - No, we do not plan to ever intentionally perform a
non-authorized BGP hijack in the future.

@Steve - Correct, the attack had already been mitigated. The decision to
hijack the attackers IP space was to deal with their threats, which if
carried through could have potentially lead to physical harm. Although the
hijack gave us a unique insight into the attackers services, it was not a
factor that influenced my decision.

@Blake & Mel - We will likely cover some of these questions in a future
blog post.

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