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  • Iran Leaks Censorship via BGP Hijacks

    Iran Leaks Censorship via BGP Hijacks

    Last week, we reported via Twitter that the Iranian state telecom TIC hijacked address space containing a number of pornographic websites.  The relevant BGP announcement was likely intended to...

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  • War-torn Syrian city gets new fiber link

    War-torn Syrian city gets new fiber link

    The northern Syrian city of Aleppo is one of the key battlegrounds of that country’s on-going civil war as well as the epicenter of the European refugee crisis.  The most appropriate United States...

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  • BackConnect’s Suspicious BGP Hijacks

    BackConnect’s Suspicious BGP Hijacks

    Earlier this month, security blogger Brian Krebs broke a story about an Israeli DDoS-for-hire service, vDOS, which had been hacked, revealing “tens of thousands of paying customers and their...

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  • Syria goes to extremes to foil cheaters

    Syria goes to extremes to foil cheaters

    Early this morning in Syria, the Internet was almost entirely down for four hours.  It was the tenth such outage since 30 July 2016 — each one lasting from approximately 4am to 8am local time. ...

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  • A Baker’s Dozen, 2015 Regional View

    A Baker’s Dozen, 2015 Regional View

    Our Baker’s Dozen blog focuses on the top global Internet providers as measured by quantity of transited IP space.  If your market is not truly global, it pays to consider your provider options by...

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  • A Baker’s Dozen, 2015 Edition

    A Baker’s Dozen, 2015 Edition

    As is our annual tradition, this blog provides a year-end review of how the Internet providers at the top of our Internet Intelligence – Transit global rankings fared over the previous year.  The...

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  • Ukraine Emerges as Bogus Routing Source

    Ukraine Emerges as Bogus Routing Source

    Last fall, the Interior Minister of Ukraine announced the creation of a national Cyberpolice (Кіберполіцію) to protect the country from everything from credit card fraud to malware.  Here’s...

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  • Five Years After Egypt

    Five Years After Egypt

    This week marks a somber milestone in Internet history: the 5-year anniversary of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s order to shutdown his country’s access to the global Internet amid...

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  • Measuring DNS Performance with Open Recursive Name Servers

    Measuring DNS Performance with Open Recursive Name Servers

    Dyn prides itself on being fast, but how do we measure ourselves? How do we compare to everyone else? With all the vagaries of DNS measurement due to caching effects, congestion, and routing...

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  • Explosions Leave Crimea in the Dark

    Explosions Leave Crimea in the Dark

    Above photo credit: http://varlamov.ru/ Just after midnight local time on 22 November, saboteurs, presumably allied with Ukrainian nationalists, set off explosives knocking out power lines to the...

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  • Internet Returns to Aleppo, Syria

    Internet Returns to Aleppo, Syria

    In the past week, we have detected the first signs of the Internet returning to Syria’s largest city, Aleppo.  Internet service in this part of the country was knocked out on March 24 — over seven...

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  • The Threat of Telecom Sabotage

    The Threat of Telecom Sabotage

    Earlier this week, an article in New York Times captured the world’s imagination with the prospect of secret Russian submarines possessing the ability to sabotage undersea communication cables...

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  • Global Impacts of Recent Leaks

    Global Impacts of Recent Leaks

    Recent routing leaks remind us why monitoring Internet routing and performance is important and requires effective tools.  Routing leaks are the ‘benign cousin’ of the malicious BGP route hijack. ...

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  • Iran:  Latest Nation to Host Critical Global Internet Infrastruture

    Iran: Latest Nation to Host Critical Global Internet Infrastruture

    As crippling economic sanctions are poised to be lifted by the United States, Iran is starting to emerge from its isolation as a regional and, in a very limited sense, global Internet player. ...

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  • Global Collateral Damage of TMnet leak

    Global Collateral Damage of TMnet leak

    Learn how a tool like Dyn’s Internet Intelligence can help companies monitor and help mitigate the impact of routing snafus on their community of users.

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  • Earthquake rocks Internet in Nepal

    Earthquake rocks Internet in Nepal

    Earthquake in Nepal took a toll on the country’s Internet connectivity, which was already one of the least developed in the region.

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  • IPv4 Address Market Takes Off

    IPv4 Address Market Takes Off

    As the available supply of IPv4 addresses dwindles, the market for these...

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  • UK traffic diverted through Ukraine

    UK traffic diverted through Ukraine

    UK traffic diverted through Ukraine as a result of route hijacking, which has become a growing and ever-present concern.

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  • Routing Leak briefly takes down Google

    Routing Leak briefly takes down Google

    Users of Google around the world were unable to access many of the company’s services due to a routing leak in India.

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  • A Baker’s Dozen, 2014 Edition

    A Baker’s Dozen, 2014 Edition

    As is our annual tradition, this blog provides a year-end review of how the...

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