Geoff Huston one of the foremost authorities on Internet routing and scaling issues talks about 'Routing attack' and more.
However, for those of us unclear about the implication of a 'routing attack', here are a few pointers:
- Routing attacks can "hijack" addresses, redirecting users' traffic to other than the intended destination, allowing an attacker to "spoof" the identity of the intended victim.
- Routing attacks also can redirect traffic flows, allowing an attacker to inspect transit traffic without the knowledge of either end party.
- In addition, routing attacks can disrupt the network, causing chaos and disruption, directed either at a single victim, or more generally at a collection of addresses or at infrastructure elements such as DNS servers.