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BGP Hijacking Explained

The following video explains very briefly what BGP hijacking is and why this a major conceptual security flaw in the Internet.

Video Source: Washington Post (Julio Negron, Jorge Ribas)

This is the reason why research is needed to analyze BGP hijacks until there are ways to completely prevent such BGP hijacking attacks. We also did various research in the analysis of BGP attacks related to spam campaigns in the VisTracer project.