Three Internet security experts
have accused state-owned telecom giant China Telecom of diverting internal U.S.
Internet traffic through China. The purpose, apparently, was corporate espionage.
to Doug Madory, an expert on Internet traffic at Silicon Valley software maker
Oracle, China Telecom’s network sent out false signals that diverted Internet
traffic supposedly bound for the Verizon network onto the China Telecom
network. The traffic passed through Hangzhou and other Chinese cities, and this
went on undetected for an incredible 30 months, from late 2015 through 2017,
according to Madory.
Telecom… has misdirected Internet traffic (including out of the United States)
in recent years. I know because I expended a great deal of effort to stop it in
2017,” Madory wrote in his Nov. 5th blog post on Oracle’s website, entitled
“China Telecom’s Internet Traffic Misdirection.” [more...]