Accidental BGP Hijacking Takes Down Google Search, G Suite, and Google Analytics

Google's G Suite, Search, and Analytics services were down for more than one hours on November 12, following a denial of service incident caused by an accidental Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijack caused by the MainOne Nigerian ISP.

BGP is an internet routing protocol developed in the 1980s to manage the way network packets are routed around the Internet via exchanges of server reachability and routing information between autonomous systems (AS).

After discovering the BGP leak problem, Google said on its Google Cloud Status Dashboard that "We have reports of Google Cloud IP addresses being erroneously advertised by internet service providers other than Google."

After the issue was fixed by the Nigerian ISP, Google stated that "The issue with Google Cloud IP addresses being erroneously advertised by internet service providers other than Google has been resolved for all affected users.

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