HIJACKED: AS18466, courtesy of Global Crossing (AS3549)

Abundant evidence indicates that AS18466, allocated by LACNIC, has been

All of the routes currently announced by this AS, i.e.:

are currently routing IP blocks, also allocated by LACNIC, which have also
themselves appear to have been hijacked.

As you can see below, AS18466 was first allocated (apparently by ARIN) on
2000-08-31 and its WHOIS record was last updated on 2006-06-16. Note
however that the domain associated with the contact e-mail address for
this ASN, i.e. "geminicom.net" was apparently re-registered on 2010-11-01,
unboubtedly by the hijacker. (This is the mostly commonly used approach
to AS and IP block hijacking, i.e. find an abandoned AS or IP block whose
contact domain has become unregistered and then simply re-register it and
then pretend that you are the original party to whom the resource was
allocated. In short, fraud and identity theft.)

Hello Ronald,

<disclaimer>I do work for LACNIC</disclaimer>
<sorry>i'm really late in my NANOG followups</sorry>

P.P.S. Although I have previously bemoaned ARIN's lack of agressivness in
reclaiming abandoned ASNs and IP blocks that have been hijacked, I feel
compelled to note that at least they (ARIN) do have a proccess in place
for doing so, i.e. when and if they are motivated in that direction.
I have it on good authority however that LACNIC does not even have an
established process for reclaiming abandoned number resources. Given
that the problem of hijacked number resources, rather than disappearing,
is in fact accelerating, over time, I do believe that it would behove
LACNIC and other RiRs to develop processes for reclaiming abandoned
resources, in particular when and where it becomes evident that these
resources have been hijacked.

I would like to get in touch with the good authority you mention as
he/she seems to be quite misinformed. LACNIC has, and has applied in
the past, policies and procedures for resource recovery due to
abandonment and other issues.

The original resource recovery policy is LACNIC-2009-06 and the
English text can be found here:

You can also find the list of recovered prefixes and ASNs here

I am not the expert on how the recovery process actually works but I
can get you or the person who mentioned this alleged lack of process
to you in touch with the staff who actually do work with resource