What Does Internet Protocol Hijacking (IP Hijacking) Mean?Internet Protocol hijacking (IP hijacking) is a specific form of hacking that makes use of IP addresses to move data over the Internet. IP hacking exploits some vulnerabilities in general IP networking and the Border Gateway Protocol, a system used to designate paths for routed data packets.
Hijacked IP addresses can be used for various kinds of targeted activities including spamming and denial of service attacks. At a mass level, these types of activities should have a negative impact on commercial and government services on the Internet. The issue of how to innovate IP systems to limit exploitable flaws is a major part of discussion in this field.