BGP hijacker booted off the Internet's backbone | 7/10/2018 | Staff
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A year-long effort to stop an accused “bad actor” who hijacked border gateway protocol (BGP) routes has borne fruit, with giant Hurricane Electric and Portugal's IPTelecom joining in cutting off an organisation called Bitcanal.

Dyn detailed the process, which is nearing completion a year after German Internet exchange DE-CIX expelled Bitcanal from its exchanges.

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The most recent effort, Dyn notes, was launched by security researcher Ronald Guilmette, who in June documented 39 “deliberately hijacked routes” announced via Hurricane Electric alone.

“According to the more complete and up-to-the-minute data that I just now fetched from RIPEstat, the real number of hijacked routes is more on the order of 130 separate hijacked routes for a total of 224,512 IPv4 addresses”, Guilmette wrote.

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He also accused the company of “reselling their stolen IP space to spammers”.

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