• Apr 30, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News,

Russian telecom may have intentionally hijacked internet traffic bound for Mastercard, VISA, and more

On April 26, 2017, Rostelecom, a Russian telecom, hijacked large amounts of sensitive network traffic from over a dozen financial institutions including Mastercard and VISA. Rostelecom, one of the big four telecoms in Russia, did this by inaccurately announcing 36 network blocks as theirs through border gateway protocol (BGP) tables. This type of inaccurate announcement of network space and … Continue reading “Russian telecom may have intentionally hijacked internet traffic bound for Mastercard, VISA, and more”

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