""It's a huge issue. It's at least as big an issue as the DNS
issue, if not bigger," said Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, noted computer
security expert and former member of the L0pht hacking group, who
testified to Congress in 1998 that he could bring down the internet
in 30 minutes using a similar BGP attack, and disclosed privately
to government agents how BGP could also be exploited to eavesdrop.
"I went around screaming my head about this about ten or twelve
years ago.... We described this to intelligence agencies and to the
National Security Council, in detail.""