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  • Last Month in Internet Intelligence: February 2019

    Last Month in Internet Intelligence: February 2019

    This post is presented in conjunction with The Internet Society. February was a surprisingly quiet month for major Internet disruptions. In contrast to previous months, we observed few full...

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  • Last Month in Internet Intelligence: January 2019

    Last Month in Internet Intelligence: January 2019

    This post is presented in conjunction with The Internet Society. During the second half of 2018, the causes of significant Internet disruptions observed through the Oracle Internet Intelligence...

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  • Last Month in Internet Intelligence: December 2018

    Last Month in Internet Intelligence: December 2018

    Closing out 2018, in December the Oracle Internet Intelligence team observed Internet disruptions in countries around the world due to power outages, government direction, technical faults, and...

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  • Cuba’s New 3G Service, Six Years After ALBA-1

    Cuba’s New 3G Service, Six Years After ALBA-1

    Last month, ETECSA (Cuba’s state telecom) activated national 3G mobile service.  For the first time in the nation’s history, a very modest level of internet service is now available to anyone on...

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  • Last Month in Internet Intelligence: November 2018

    Last Month in Internet Intelligence: November 2018

    In November, we saw fewer significant Internet disruptions in the Oracle Internet Intelligence Map as compared to prior months. As usual, there were hundreds of brief issues with limited impact...

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  • Last Month in Internet Intelligence: October 2018

    Last Month in Internet Intelligence: October 2018

    The level of significant Internet disruptions observed through the Oracle Internet Intelligence Map was lower in October, though the underlying reasons for these disruptions remained generally...

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  • China Telecom’s Internet Traffic Misdirection

    China Telecom’s Internet Traffic Misdirection

    In recent weeks, the Naval War College published a paper that contained a number of claims about purported efforts by the Chinese government to manipulate BGP routing in order to intercept...

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  • Last Month in Internet Intelligence: September 2018

    Last Month in Internet Intelligence: September 2018

    Over the course of a given month, hundreds of Internet-impacting “events” are visible within the Oracle Internet Intelligence Map. Many are extremely short-lived, lasting only minutes, while...

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  • First Subsea Cable Across South Atlantic Activated

    First Subsea Cable Across South Atlantic Activated

    Yesterday marked the first time in recent Internet history that a new submarine cable carried live traffic across the South Atlantic, directly connecting South America to Sub-Saharan Africa.  The...

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  • Last Month In Internet Intelligence: August 2018

    Last Month In Internet Intelligence: August 2018

    During August 2018, the Oracle Internet Intelligence Map surfaced Internet disruptions around the world due to familiar causes including nationwide exams, elections, maintenance, and power...

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  • Does Establishing More IXPs Keep Data Local? Brazil and Mexico Might Offer Answers

    Does Establishing More IXPs Keep Data Local? Brazil and Mexico Might Offer Answers

    Much like air travel, the internet has certain hubs that play important relay functions in the delivery of information. Just as Heathrow Airport serves as a hub for passengers traveling to or from...

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  • Civil War in Yemen Begins to Divide Country’s Internet

    Civil War in Yemen Begins to Divide Country’s Internet

    The latest development in Yemen’s long-running civil war is playing out in the global routing table.  The country’s Internet is now being partitioned along the conflict’s battle lines with the...

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  • Last Month in Internet Intelligence: July 2018

    Last Month in Internet Intelligence: July 2018

    In June, we launched the Internet Intelligence microsite, including the new Internet Intelligence Map. In July, we published the inaugural “Last Month in Internet Intelligence” overview, covering...

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  • BGP/DNS Hijacks Target Payment Systems

    BGP/DNS Hijacks Target Payment Systems

    In April 2018, we detailed a brazen BGP hijack of Amazon’s authoritative DNS service in order to redirect users of a crypto currency wallet service to a fraudulent website ready to steal their...

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  • Iraq Protests Lead To Two-Day Blackout

    Iraq Protests Lead To Two-Day Blackout

    After a week of widespread protests against corruption and poor government services, the Iraqi government declared a state of emergency last week.  And as part of that measure, the government...

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  • Last Month In Internet Intelligence: June 2018

    Last Month In Internet Intelligence: June 2018

    In June, we launched the Internet Intelligence microsite (home of this blog), featuring the new Internet Intelligence Map.  As the associated blog post noted, “This free site will help to...

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  • Shutting down the BGP Hijack Factory

    Shutting down the BGP Hijack Factory

    It started with a lengthy email to the NANOG mailing list on 25 June 2018: independent security researcher Ronald Guilmette detailed the suspicious routing activities of a company called Bitcanal,...

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  • Introducing the Internet Intelligence Map

    Introducing the Internet Intelligence Map

    Today, we are proud to announce a new website we’re calling the Internet Intelligence Map. This free site will help to democratize Internet analysis by exposing some of our internal capabilities...

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  • IPv6 Adoption Still Lags In Federal Agencies

    IPv6 Adoption Still Lags In Federal Agencies

    On September 28, 2010, Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO at the time, issued a “Transition to IPv6” memorandum noting that “The Federal government is committed to the operational deployment and use of...

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  • Tracking CDN Usage Through Historical DNS Data

    Tracking CDN Usage Through Historical DNS Data

    The increased traffic levels that e-commerce sites see around holidays can potentially impact performance if the sites have not planned appropriately. Some sites have extra infrastructure headroom...

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