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Report to US Congress: China "Hijacked" 15% of Global Internet Traffic for 18 Minutes

Heidi Blake reporting in the Telegraph: "China 'hijacked' 15 per cent of the world's internet traffic for 18 minutes earlier this year, including highly sensitive email exchanges between senior US government and military figures, a report to the US Congress said. The incident has raised fears that China may have harvested highly-sensitive information from re-routed emails."

Read full story: Telegraph.co.uk

Updates:  UPDATED Nov 19, 2010 12:29 pm PDT
China's 18-Minute Mystery Renesys, Nov.18.2010
China Hijacks 15% of Internet Traffic! Arbor Networks, Nov.19.2010
Claims About China's April Internet Hijack Are Overblown Nov.19.2010

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The other 525,585 minutes By Wout de Natris  –  Dec 08, 2010 7:35 am PDT

To reverse the question: what happens with Internet traffic, including highly classified material of all other 200+ countries, in the 525,585 minutes that are left in a year? And has that overly worried the rest of the world? What are lessons learned of this case? That the Internet can be manipulated, by states, including China, or that maybe it is not so good an idea to send highly classified material over the Internet?

Wout de Natris

An excellent point By Suresh Ramasubramanian  –  Dec 08, 2010 7:52 am PDT

Not to mention "highly classified, unencrypted email"

And still not to mention "in a form that's decryptable by people who have no right to access the email, just to maintain the infrastructure"

Separation of duties etc etc.

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