Massive Chinese Net Reroute Exposes Web’s Achilles’ Heel

November 18, 2010 No Comments

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission says that for a period of 18 minutes last April, China Telecom hijacked 15 percent of the world’s Web traffic and sent it to servers in China, an accusation the state-run organization has denied. Whether the apparent reroute was intentional or accidental, it’s exposed another weakness in the structure of the Web.

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