MISCONFIGURED BGP PROTOCOL BY VODAFONE AFFECTED 20,000 GLOBAL NETWORKS ON THE INTERNET
It is very natural for humans to do mistakes while doing work. Sometimes we do such kind of mistakes that has no effect on other’s life but sometimes we do such mistakes that has an adverse effect on other’s life. Infact, sometimes our mistakes can also turn someone’s life. If we talk about machines, we are the one who designs them. There is no doubt on this fact that nowadays machines can automate any tasks but we must also not forget this fact that machines run only on the scripted tasks that are written by humans. They do not have sense to judge the consequences. Although in today’s time, Artificial Intelligence is so evolving that technologies are nowdays can replace the human’s decision to some extent but it always lag control what actually a human brain can do.
Based on our small discussion above, Cisco’s BGPMon have recorded hijacking of network routing paths that has not caused intentionally but has seriously affected some reputed MNC’s networks. The hijacking took place due to some misconfiguration of BGP protocol by Vodafone India that affected 20,000 networks globally. Let’s understand about this hijacking with some more depth.
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