[dns-operations] BGP Hijack of Amazon DNS

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Sun Apr 29 20:32:45 UTC 2018

On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 3:07 PM, Viktor Dukhovni <ietf-dane at dukhovni.org>

> > On Apr 29, 2018, at 2:56 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill at hallambaker.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > attackers tend to go for the least effort they have to expend
> > to succeed.  this attack is unusual in its seeming unneeded
> > sophistication.  this is why the 'this is a test run' theory
> > appeals to me.
> >
> > ​The did get away with $17 million in untraceable cryptocurrency...​
> It is good to have a plausible cover story.  It might even be true
> that this is just a heist or it might not.  And yet it sure looks
> sophisticated for a crypto currency heist.  Anyone have tin-foil
> hats for sale?

​North Korea has been doing some pretty sophisticated for-profit heists.
Got big into Ransomware at one point.

Its not tin foil at all. ​
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