Widespread Impact Caused by Level 3 BGP Route Leak

Doug Madory
Director of Internet Analysis

For a little more than 90 minutes yesterday, internet service for millions of users in the U.S. and around the world slowed to a crawl.  Was this widespread service degradation caused by the latest botnet threat?  Not this time.  The cause was yet another BGP routing leak — a router misconfiguration directing internet traffic from its intended path to somewhere else.

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