Nigerian ISP says error caused online disruption

Remember that major internet disruption the other day? Turns out the reason for it was less despicable than first thought. A Nigerian internet service provider says a botched network upgrade is what caused the disruption of key Google services — routing online traffic to China and Russia. The ISP, MainOne, says it was its network upgrade that caused the string of problems that led to traffic being rerouted. Until MainOne explained its role in the scenario, there was speculation that Monday's 73-minute data hijacking might have been intentional.


Dawn Kamber