Google Public DNS Internet Traffic Hijacked and Redirected to Venezuela
Google Public DNS Internet Traffic Hijacked and Redirected to Venezuela over the weekend. All traffic with Domain Name System resolution queries destined for Google’s servers ended up at a Venezuelan network instead. Network monitoring and routing security firm BGPmon reported that the Google Public DNS service (188.8.131.52/32) was hijacked yesterday for around 22 minutes.
Hackers used vulnerability in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is used to exchange data between large service providers. Google’s Public DNS service has been hijacked a few times before, in 2010 their traffic was re-routed to Romania and Austria.