Greetings, fellow newsletter subscriber! Once again, we are back with the best stories and articles published on the topic of cybersecurity in two weeks, between 14 and 28 February, the year 2021.
Yesterday, on February 19 Internet observed yet another demonstration of a handy Noction feature that is probably supposed to get you rich but is more likely to make you infamous.
Starting from 09:48 UTC, we saw around 200 thousand routes of previously non-existent prefixes with broken AS_PATH. But first things first.
The day started with a rather harsh and buzzing sound of email notifications for critical routing events, which, as you can see, are cut off on such a high threshold that we consider those to be global.
Hello and welcome back to the regular cyber and infosecurity letter! This time we are going through the relevant articles published 8 - 14 February 2021.
February 11, 2021 - AS28548 - Cablevision - leaked 2828 prefixes, creating 2828 conflicts for 763 ASNs in 80 countries. Maximum propagation: 93%. Severity: High.
Greetings, fellow subscribers! As usual on Sundays, we are back with the most relevant and interesting articles published between February 1 and 7, 2021.
Welcome back to the cybersecurity newsletter! This time, we are looking at the two weeks of the most relevant stories starting with January 18.
January 27 of the year 2021 was marked with quite a peculiar route leak. AS61666 - GLOBO started announcing prefixes of its upstream provider MHNET - AS28146 to its another provider ALGAR - AS16735. In three minutes GLOBO leaked 1330 prefixes, and the whole routing incident lasted for 8 minutes - a time that was enough to create 1435 conflicts in 21 countries with 265 ASNs, mainly in Brazil (194 ASNs), United States (22 ASNs) and Venezuela (7 ASNs).
Welcome back to the regular cybersecurity newsletter brought to you by Qrator Labs! With this letter, we want to look back at the previous two weeks that started the year 2021 and pick only the most relevant stories.
At the beginning of the year 2021, Qrator Labs is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. On January 19 our company marks the official passing of a formal 10 years longevity mark, entering its second decade of existence.
Everything started a little bit earlier -
when at the age of 10 Alex saw the Robotron K 1820 - in 2008, when Alexander Lyamin - the founder and CEO of Qrator Labs, approached the Moscow State University superiors, where he worked as a NOC engineer at the time, with an idea of a DDoS-attack mitigation research project. The MSU's network was one of the largest in the country and, as we know now, it was the best place to hatch a future technology.
That time MSU administration agreed, and Mr Lyamin took his own hardware to the university, simultaneously gathering a team. In two years, by summer 2010, the project turned out to be that successful. It courted the DDoS attack of a bandwidth exceeding the MSU's upstream bandwidth capability. And on June 22 MSU superiors gave Mr Lyamin a choice - to shut down or find money to incorporate.
Alexander Lyamin chose to incorporate with his own means, which effectively meant that the needed infrastructure must be built from scratch. The initial design should be distributed instead of concentrated within one network, which resources were not enough for this specific task. And by September 1, 2010, those first server sites were ready and running.