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MainOne takes blame for Google traffic misrouting through China and Russia

Thursday 15 November 2018 | 09:26 CET | News
Main One Cable has taken responsibility for a fault that temporarily caused some Google global traffic to be misrouted through China, saying it accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade, Reuters reported. On 12 November, internet monitoring firms ThousandEyes and BGPmon said some traffic to Alphabet's Google had been routed through China and Russia, raising concerns that the communications had been intentionally hijacked. Main One said in an e-mail that it had caused a 74-minute problem by misconfiguring a border gateway protocol filter.

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Companies: Alphabet / China Telecom / Google / MainOne
Countries: Nigeria
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