A BGP hijack was used to take over some of Amazon's DNS infrastructure, which was then used to serve a phishing site to users of the MyEtherWallet service.
If the Internet is, as is often said, held together with elastic bands and pieces of Sellotape, BGP is essentially a bunch of post-it notes that serve as traffic signs.
For this week's Throwback Thursday, we look back at the video of a talk Level 3's Mike Benjamin gave at VB2016 in Denver, on BGP and BGP hijacks.
Yesterday, a 'mysterious event' involving BGP, the Internet's border gateway protocol, led to the traffic to many popular websites being routed for around six minutes.
We preview the VB2017 paper by Dhia Mahjoub (OpenDNS) and Jason Passwaters (Intel471) who combine an actor-centric and a network-centric approach to analysing bulletproof hosting operations.
Running a cybercriminal enterprise isn't all that easy. Try, for instance, setting up a site hosting malware and you'll find that sooner or later the provider will suspend your… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/09/vb2017-preview-bph-exposed-rbn-never-left-they-just-adapted-and-evolved-did-you/
Short-lived network changes used to make miners connect to rogue pool.
Short-lived network changes used to make miners connect to rogue pool. Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have discovered an operation that used BGP hijacking to force bitcoin miners… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2014/08/83k-bitcoins-stolen-through-bgp-hijack/