China Web hijacking shows Net at risk

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China Web hijacking shows Net at risk
« on: November 18, 2010, 07:44:46 AM »
The cyber cold war between China and the U.S. just got a little chillier.  Twice this year, China demonstrated its ability to "substantially manipulate" the Internet, a congressional commission said in a report issued on Tuesday.  In one incident, traffic headed to 15 percent of the world's websites was redirected through Chinese servers for about 20 minutes.

The high-level hijacking included bits and bytes headed for the U.S. Senate, the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the secretary of defense, NASA, and other government offices, along with commercial entities like Dell, Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM, the report said.

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Re: China Web hijacking shows Net at risk
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 04:02:56 PM »
China Internet 'hijack' hugely exaggerated, says researcher

The claimed 'hijack' of Internet traffic by China Telecom has been hugely exaggerated in scale and intent, a traffic analysis by Internet security company Arbor Networks has concluded.

A blog by Arbor chief scientist Craig Labovitz picks apart the speculative claim, attributed to McAfee's VP of threat research, Dmitri Alperovitch (subsequently clarified here), that the unusual routing diversion through China Telecom at 4am GMT on 8 April 2010 could have amounted to as much as 15 percent of Internet traffic.

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