Eighteen Minute Online Traffic Diversion Puzzles Security Experts

Internet data bound for government, military sites momentarily detoured through China

Thursday, November 18, 2010

network cable (Pascal Charest/flickr)

Cyber security experts are at a loss to explain why, last April, 15 percent of all web traffic was diverted through servers in China for 18 minutes. As the number of private citizen and government records, as well as important commerce explodes online, the question of who is watching is one of great import. Was China conducting massive cyber espionage? And if so, what do we have to worry about? 

Daniel Kuehl is a professor of information operations at iCollege of the National Defense University


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