Just when you thought it was just the NSA spying on your web traffic and that you could relax .. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/22/net_traffic_redirection_attacks/
Tons of internet traffic is being deliberately diverted through locations including Belarus and Iceland, and intercepted by crooks or worse, security experts fear.
Network intelligence firm Renesys warns that victims including financial institutions, VoIP providers, and governments have been targeted by the man-in-the-middle attacks. It reckons the diversions are malicious, and probably pulled off by manipulating BGP routing tables.
No doubt someone knows whats going on but for now its a mystery.