11/22/2017 (Wed) 17:13:56
About the research. tl;dr: Amazon and Akamai route a massive quantity of data, especially Amazon. The biggest IP's I've found is CenturyLink (Level3), Equinix (route Facebook), China Telecom (connected with Microsoft) and Verizon.
Interesting facts (overlap between networks): Akamai owns Verivue, but it't network is from Level3 (AS3356).
The Nomium network has connection with Blacklotus.net and Bandcon (as-blacklotus and
as-bandcon - also AS-CLOUDLEVERAGE), that also is on Level3.
Level3 has connections everywhere and is now onwned by CenturyLink. Level3 was one of the ISP know for participating in PRISM. Look the autonomous systems found inside it's networks: rs-edsfederal, RS-FED, rs-USInternet, RS-BEAGOV.
Level3, before acquisition from CenturyLink, buy GLBC and AGC, submarine cable corporations.
DoubleClick is owned by Verizon, AOL and Google (remember that Admob is also from google).
Verizon acquired AOL (with Adtech) and Yahoo and formed Oath. The Oath networks use Amazon EC2. Verizon acquired Global Crossing, Worldcom and MCI (submarine cables).
Akamai owns Bloxx and SOASTA, but it's networks is on Amazon (AS14618 and AS16509).
Google owns Apigee Corp, but it't networks is on Amazon.
Many domains of business owned by Vista Equity Partners are on Akamai networks (TIBCO and
Marketo, for example).
Amazon owns most of the Ads by far. Even Instagram.com is routed through it's networks.
The "Cambridge Analytica" runs on Amazon too.
Akamai is highly connected with government. The former CEO George Conrades owned BBN Technologies and he worked 31 years for IBM. Daniel Lewin, co-fouder of Akamai, also worked on IBM. Thomson Leighton also has close connections with US Government.
Akamai also has some connections with Zayo Group (onwned by IBM). Be aware that Akamai now owns Prolexic network (as-prole), but this network still working under it's original name. I have also find a strange autonomous system connected to Akamai: as-eleet ("Eleet Networks"). If anyone has information about it, tell me please.
Here is some AS from corporations that you might want to block (use radb.net in whois):
- Amazon: as-amazon-eu, as-amazon-na, as-amazon-ap
- Akamai: as-akamai, as-prole, as-eleet, AS4755
- CenturyLink (Level3)
- Google: as-google, as-google-it, AS-CWB-CUST, AS-MEEBO, as-admob, as-postini,
- AOL (and Adtech): as-aol, as-atdn
- Softlayer (IBM): as-softlayer
- Fastly: as-fastly
- China Mobile: as-cmi, as-cmnet
- China Telecom: as-cte, as-cn, as-cn2
- Microsoft: as-microsoft, as-microsofteu, AS-HOTMAIL
- Linkedin: as-linkedin
- Facebook: as-facebook, as-facebook-corp
- Yahoo: as-yahoo, as-yahooeu
- Samsung: as-samsungnetworks, as-samsungnetworks-kr
- Alestra: as-alestra
- Cloudflare: as-cloudflare
- Apple: as-apple
- Yandex: as-yandex
- Twitch: as-twitch
- Netflix: as-nflx
- Pinterest: as-pinterest