Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Intruders attacked Google public DNS server

Traffic to the free DNS service provided by Google last Saturday was hijacked 22 minutes so that the commands and traffic to Google's servers temporarily came out at a Venezuelan network, as claimed BGPmon, a company that monitors network and internet traffic.
Internet, the DNS servers of their own provider replaced by that of Google. The Domain Name System (DNS) is similar to the directory and translates among other domain names into IP addresses. By setting up Google's the DNS servers ( and Internet users do not ask their provider where the IP address of a given domain name is found, but at Google.

Last Saturday was the traffic to the DNS servers of Google redirected to a network in Venezuela 22 minutes. According BGPmon there was a BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) hijacking. Had implications for both the transmission networks in Venezuela and Brazil. How the hijacking could occur late BGPmon not know, but the possibility of abuse was enormous, the company said on Twitter .

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