Google has little to ask.
NIgeria's main cable TV service yesterday was responsible for an error that temporarily triggered some of Google's global traffic through China, arguing that it inadvertently caused the problem during the network update.
The problem appeared on Monday afternoon, as Internet monitoring companies ThousandEyes and BGPmon said that some types of traffic to Alphabet Google were diverted through China and Russia, expressing concern about the fact that the notifications were deliberately kidnapped.
Major One in an email said that it caused a 74-minute glitch by mistakenly configuring the gateway gateway protocol filter used to route traffic over the Internet. As a result, Google Traffic was sent through a key partner of China Telecom, a West African company said.
Google has little to ask. It acknowledged this problem on its website on Monday, stating that it was investigating the error, and said that it believed the problem was caused outside the company. It did not ask how many users were affected or identified by specific customers.
Google representatives could not reach Tuesday to comment on the main one notice.
Although the main one said it was to blame, some security experts said the incident highlighted concerns about the ability of hackers to espionage or interfere with communication with some vulnerability as traffic is routed over the Internet.
Commissioner Michael Wessel said that the US Chinese Economic and Security Control Commission, a Washington Group advising the US Congress on security issues, plans to address this issue.
"We will work to get more facts about what's been happening recently and see what legal instruments or laws or law enforcement actions can help solve this problem," Wessel said.
Glitches' border gateway protocol filters have caused a number of interruptions to date, including when traffic from US Internet and financial services companies was diverted through Russia, China and Belarus.
Tel Aviv University Network Security Investigator Yuval Shavits said Monday's issue was coincidental.
"You can always argue that this is a kind of configuration error," said Shavitt, who last month co-authored a job claiming that the Chinese government had launched a series of Internet hijacking operations.
The main thing that describes itself as a leading provider of telecommunications and network services in West Africa is said to have explored the issue and introduced new processes to prevent its re-emergence.