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AS3266: BitCanal hijack factory, courtesy of Cogent, GTT, and Level3

On 26/06/2018 07:49, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

You are mistaken.  Cogent and Level3 are signatories to MANRS:
so this clearly can't happen and you are making this up.



> The fact that there exists a jerk like this on the Internet isn't really
> all that surprising.  What I personally -do- find rather surprising is that
> three companies that each outght to know better, namely Cogent, GTT, and
> Level3 are collectively supplying more than 3/4ths of this guy's IPv4
> connectivity, at least according to the graph displayed here:
>     https://bgp.he.net/AS197426
> Without the generous support of Cogent, GTT, and Level3 this dumbass
> lowlife IP address space thief would be largely if not entirely toast.
> So what are they waiting for?  Why don't their turf this jackass?  Are
> they waiting for an engraved invitation or what?
> As I always ask, retorically, in cases like this:  Where are the grownups?
> I would like everyone reading this who is a customer of Cogent, GTT, or
> Level3 to try to contact these companies and ask them why they are providing
> connectivity/peering to a hijacking jerk like this Silveira character.
> Ask them why -you- have to endure more spam in your inbox just so that
> -they- can make another one tenth of one percent profit by peering with
> this hijacking, spammer-loving miscreant.  I would ask them myself, but
> I personally am not a direct customer of any of them, so they would all,
> most probably, just tell me to go pound sand.
> If you do manage to make contact, please be sure to mention all three of
> Mr. Silveira's ASNs, i.e. AS42229, AS197426, and AS3266.  And don't let
> whoever you talk to try to weasel out of responsibility for this travesty,
> e.g. by claiming that they don't know anything about what's been going on
> with all those hijacks announced by AS3266, and/or that they only provide
> peering for AS197426.  The hijacks may all be originating from Mr. Silveira's
> AS3266, but bgp.he.net makes clear that AS3266 has one, and only one peer,
> i.e. Mr. Silveira's AS197426:
>     https://bgp.he.net/AS3266
> So basically, Cogent, GTT, and Level3 are the prime enablers of this
> massive theft of IP space.  (They might try to claim that BitCanal's
> historical propensity to engage in hijacks is sonmething "brand new"
> or at least that -they- may not have been aware of it until now, in which
> case you should ask them if they have anybody on staff who is paying
> attention.  As noted above, it isn't as if Bitcanal just started pulling
> this crap yesterday.  Far from it.)
> Oh!  And you might also mention the fact that Spamhaus, and, I would guess,
> at least a few of the oether public blacklists already have most or all of
> Mr.  Silveira's IP space... hijacked or otherwise... blacklisted, presumably
> for good and ample cause.
> As long as Cogent, GTT, and Level3 are willing to go along with this
> nonsense, i.e. by selling peering to this Silveira thief, crime on
> the Internet -does- pay, and the theft of other people's IP space
> will continue to be rewarded rather than punished, as it should be.
> If that becomes the new normal for Internet behavior, then god help us
> all.
> Regards,
> rfg