Possible BGP hijacking takes Google down

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Google might not be immune to border gate protocol (BGP) hijacking and leaks.

On Monday, Google services went down for over an hour as internet traffic for some G Suite and Google search users was rerouted to Nigeria, China, and Russia. Internet research firm ThousandEyes, which suspects nation-state involvement, called the traffic misdirection the worst affecting Google that it had seen. Google’s internet traffic was rerouted to the government-owned China Telecom, as well as the Russian internet provider TransTelecom and the Nigerian ISP MainOne.

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