BGP Route leaks vs BGP Hijacks
Since 2014 Qrator Labs has developed a BGP monitoring and analytics service called Qrator.Radar. One of its main features is monitoring specific BGP anomalies that could result in an incident that we would further call either a BGP route leak or BGP hijack.
Both of them reroute traffic to third parties, compared to the no-anomaly state, but differently. Over the last few years, a lot of efforts have been invested in solving those issues, but there are still misunderstandings about what is what and how different tools are helping resolve different problems.