Did Russia’s biggest ISP just try and steal Apple network traffic?


Russia’s biggest internet services provider has apparently tried to re-route traffic made by Apple service users through its own servers. 

Experts have claimed Rostelecom announced routes for part of Apple’s network, a practice known as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking. The internet works in a way that the users don’t get to choose the data path between their endpoints and the services they’re trying to use – all of that is done behind the scenes. In this case, Rostelecom servers tried to pose as the route to reach Apple’s servers.



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