Yikes! This is a problem that could only get worse. I can’t see changes to BGP happening any time soon. Amazon lost control of a small portion of its cloud services for two hours on Tuesday morning when hackers exploited a known Internet-protocol weakness that allowed them to redirect traffic to rogue destinations. Read the full article at arstechnica.com.
The Register posted a comprehensive assessment of the removal of privacy protections and the potential for more trouble for consumers. Have a look.