Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet traffic-routing system — a vulnerability so severe that it could allow intelligence agencies, corporate spies or criminals to intercept massive amounts of data, or even tamper with it on the fly.

The traffic hijack, they showed, could be done in such a way that no one would notice because the attackers could simply re-route the traffic to a router they controlled, then forward it to its intended destination once they were done with it, leaving no one the wiser about what had occurred.

via Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com.

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