China found hijacking global web traffic, two reports confirm
Two new reports indicate that China has been using abnormal internet routing patterns, which may have been intended for global internet hacking.
After a paper was published by the War College, detailing China’s practice of using “border gateway protocol (BGP) hijacking” to hack global web traffic, an internet analysis expert from Oracle confirmed China’s unusual routing patterns, according to an Oracle blog post on Monday.
“There is truth to the assertion that China Telecom (whether intentionally or not) has misdirected internet traffic (including out of the United States) in recent years. I know because I expended a great deal of effort to stop it in 2017,” said Doug Madory, Oracle’s Director of Internet Analysis.