Homeless Vikings


What is this BGP Hijacking Stuff?


In short, Prefix Hijacks make the IPs of others, your own.

This isn't new

They've been used in the past to social engineer blocks of net-space away from unsuspecting RIR's, for the purpose of selling them to private enterprise who didn't know any better.

In the past few years, a new kind of prefix hijack has become more prevalent. These are hard to detect and trace because they last for around 15 minutes, and come with a lot of AS prepending

Why would you do this?

  • NMap the NSA
  • P2P MP3's
  • DOS the RIAA
  • Other Illegal acronyms

    How does this work?