Highlights and Updates

Google Public DNS hijacked for 22 minutes

Monday, 17th March 2014
According to Internet monitoring firm BGPmon, Google's free public DNS (Domain name system) resolvers* were hijacked for 22 minutes over the weekend, Causing all international traffic to be rerouted to Venezuela and Brazil for that period of time.


* Google's free and open DNS infrastructure is very popular with users around the world. Last year, Google said its public DNS servers answer 130 to 150 billion queries a day from 70 million unique IP addresses.