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Nothing to see here…

I feel like this story should be getting a little more attention than it is:

According to the Wall Street Journal, some Google services were “temporarily unreachable for some users after some traffic intended to reach the web giant was rerouted through other networks,” though the company has not publicly disclosed whether it has determined the issue was a technical error or a hacking attempt. The AP reported, however, that the re-routing may have been the result of a border gateway protocol hijacking attack—in which an internet hub responsible for directing global internet traffic lanes is compromised to send that traffic to the wrong destinations.

On a side-note, I have been listening to David E. Sanger’s The Perfect Weapon in the car, and it is quite good, albeit rather sobering.