Possible BGP hijack: Did Iran just Hijack Telegram ?!

Published by Reza Rafati on

Beginning at 2018-07-30 06:28:25, we detected a possible BGP hijack.

Prefix, Normally announced by AS62041 Telegram Messenger LLP

Starting at 2018-07-30 06:28:25, a more specific route ( was announced by ASN 58224.

This was detected by 191 BGPMon peers.

Start time: 2018-07-30 06:28:25 UTC
Expected prefix:
Expected ASN: 62041  (Telegram Messenger LLP)
Event Details
Detected advertisement:
Detected Origin ASN 58224  (Iran Telecommunication Company PJS)
Detected AS Path 199981 42739 9002 6453 48159 12880 58224
Detected by number of BGPMon peers: 191


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Reza Rafati

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