All posts tagged with: "BGP Hijack"

Anatomy of a BGP Hijack on Amazon’s Route 53 DNS Service

Posted by on April 24th, 2018
April 24th, 2018

How does one steal crypto-coins? By hacking DNS and BGP – the two cornerstone protocols governing the Internet. With any cryptographic system, one way to compromise it is to be a man in the middle (MITM) when a transaction is taking place. Both ends of the transaction believe they’re talking to a legitimate party at the other end, but in reality, a malicious actor sits in the middle and alters the information being passed through to their advantage. In case of cryptocurrency, it could be the public key of the transfer recipient. … Read More »

Best Practices to Combat Route Leaks and Hijacks

Posted by on January 26th, 2017
January 26th, 2017

In past blogs, we’ve explored how you can alert for and diagnose BGP route leaks and hijacks. Route leaks and hijacks—routing events where illegitimate prefixes are wrongly propagated through the Internet—are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot and have the potential to bring down entire swaths of the Internet.… Read More »

Comprehensive Alerting for Route Leaks and Hijackings

Posted by on September 20th, 2016
September 20th, 2016

In past blogs, we’ve explored a specific BGP issue that can have far-reaching, large-scale impacts on networks across the Internet: route leaks and hijackings. In this post, we’ll discuss alerting for leaks and hijacks, which is the first step in the process of detecting, diagnosing and ultimately mitigating these notoriously difficult-to-troubleshoot events.… Read More »

Finding and Diagnosing BGP Route Leaks

Posted by on April 1st, 2015
November 10th, 2017

There have been a number of high profile routing leaks in the past few weeks. So today we’re going to review several of these leaks in detail to understand how the work, how you can detect them and how you can determine their severity. Our examples cover the Google / Hathway route leak and the Enzu route leak, both in March 2015.… Read More »

Proactive BGP Alerting

Posted by on November 4th, 2014
March 18th, 2015

In several previous blogs (4 Real BGP Troubleshooting Scenarios and Solving BGP AS Path Prepending Errors) we’ve highlighted the ThousandEyes platform’s ability to visualize and analyze BGP issues and their impact. In this blog post we’d like to discuss how BGP alerts within the platform can proactively inform you of these critical issues and significantly reduce MTTR.… Read More »

4 Real BGP Troubleshooting Scenarios

BGP Troubleshooting Scenarios
Posted by on April 30th, 2014
March 1st, 2018

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a key component of Internet routing and is responsible for exchanging information on how Autonomous Systems (ASes) can reach one another. When BGP issues occur, inter-network traffic can be affected, from packet loss and latency to complete loss of connectivity. This makes BGP an important protocol for network operators to be able to troubleshoot. … Read More »