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Web traffic rerouted through China

For at least 18 minutes on April 8, 15 percent of the globe’s internet traffic was rerouted through China, according to a post Wednesday on the McAfee blog. This included transmissions from U.S. military and government networks, as well as from commercial players, all of which could have been intercepted, logged and altered. There is yet no clear answer as to how this occurred or whether it was deliberate, but certainly was “one of the biggest routing hijacks we have ever seen,” said McAfee. – GM

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