• Nigerian telecom fesses up to routing traffic through China

    26 days ago - By Venture Beat

    A Nigerian telecom took responsibility for a glitch that temporarily caused Google traffic to be misrouted through China.
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  • Nigerian ISP says error caused disruption in Google services

    Nigerian ISP says error caused disruption in Google services

    26 days ago - By Chron

    BOSTON - A Nigerian internet service provider says a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services that routed traffic to China and Russia.
    Before MainOne tweeted the explanation Tuesday, there was speculation the data hijacking may have been intentional.
    The type of traffic misdirection employed can be used to spy on or steal data or send it into an internet black hole. Experts say China, in particular, has systematically hijacked and divert U.S. internet traffic. But the problem can also come from misconfiguration.
    The vulnerability...
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