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Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services| Japan Times
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Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services| Japan Times

An internet traffic diversion that rerouted data through Russia and China disrupted Google services on Monday, including search, cloud-hosting services and its bundle of collaboration tools for businesses.

Service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST., network service companies said. In addition to Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies, a Nigerian internet provider was also involved.

The diversion “at a minimum caused a massive denial of service to G Suite (business collaboration tools) and Google Search” and “put valuable Google traffic in the hands of ISPs in (internet service providers) in countries with a long history of Internet surveillance,” the network-intelligence company ThousandEyes said in a blog post.

Source: Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services| Japan Times