China “Hijacks” Internet

The U.S. is confronting China for “hijacking” the Internet for an 18 minute period last April. A China telecom company issued incorrect router commands that resulted in most Internet traffic being rerouted through China servers. The rerouting could have allowed China to tap, store, and tamper with all Internet communications. The China telecom denied the accusations.
Pentagon says “aware” of China Internet rerouting [Reuters]
Q+A: What happens when Web traffic goes through China? [Reuters]
China Telecom denies hijacking U.S. Web traffic [Reuters]

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