How China diverts, then spies on Australia’s internet traffic
Internet traffic heading to Australia was diverted via mainland China over a six-day period last year, in what some experts believe may have enabled a targeted data theft.
- Nick McKenzie, Angus Grigg & Chris Uhlmann
- The Canberra Times
The diverted traffic from Europe and North America was logged as a routing error by the state-owned China Telecom, according to data released for the first time by researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Naval War College in the US.
“We noticed unusual and systematic hijacking patterns associated with China Telecom,” one of the researchers, Yuval Shavitt, a professor at Tel Aviv University told Fairfax…