|Summary:||Turkey hijacks DNS via BGP|
It all started last weekend when the Turkish president ordered the censorship of twitter.com. This started with a block of twitter by returning false twitter IP addresses by Turk Telekom DNS servers. Soon users in Turkey discovered that changing DNS providers to Google DNS or OpenDNS was a good method of bypassing the censorship. But as of around 9am UTC today (Saturday March 29) this changed when Turk Telekom started to hijack the IP address for popular free and open DNS providers such as Google’s 126.96.36.199, OpenDNS’ 188.8.131.52 and Level3’s 184.108.40.206.
(note: not all connections may be shown for big graphs)