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Mind Your Blocks: On the Stealthiness of Malicious BGP Hijacks

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Mind Your Blocks: On the Stealthiness of Malicious BGP Hijacks
—Some recent research presented evidence of blocks of IP addresses being stolen by BGP hijackers to launch spam campaigns [35]. This was the first time BGP hijacks were seen in the wild. Since then, only a very few anecdotal cases have been reported as if hackers were not interested in running these attacks. However, it is a common belief among network operators and ISPs that these attacks could be taking place but, so far, no one has produced evidence to back up that claim. In this paper, we analyse 18 months of data collected by an infrastructure specifically built to answer that question: are intentional stealthy BGP hijacks routinely taking place in the Internet? The identification of what we believe to be more than 2,000 malicious hijacks leads to a positive answer. The lack of ground truth is, of course, a problem but we managed to get confirmation of some of our findings thanks to an ISP unwittingly involved in hijack cases we have spotted. This paper aims at being an eye...
Pierre-Antoine Vervier, Olivier Thonnard, Marc Dac
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Type Journal
Year 2015
Where NDSS
Authors Pierre-Antoine Vervier, Olivier Thonnard, Marc Dacier
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