Saturday, 08 August, 2020

Telstra hit by cyber attack causing internet outages across country

Telstra hit by cyber attack causing widespread internet outage Telstra DNS infrastructure targeted by denial-of-service attack
Cecil Davis | 02 August, 2020, 15:55

Telstra has been hit by a cyber attack, affecting some of its services across Australia.

It blamed a a Denial of Service attack, saying Domain Name Servers were impacted.

Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are the main outage hotspots. There were also reports from Telstra users that the internet connectivity of phones was also affected.

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The company says it is doing everything it can to get people back online and is confident it has blocked all malicious traffic.

"Sorry to mess with your Sunday plans", the company tweeted.

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The telco said in a statement on Twitter that some of its DNS infrastructure was targeted by a "cyber attack, known as a Denial of Service (DoS)".

"Your info isn't at risk".

The issue was resolved about 2.30pm.

"The massive messaging storm that presented as a Denial of Service cyber-attack has been investigated by our security teams and we now believe that it was not malicious, but a Domain Name Server issue", Telstra said in a tweet.

According to DownDetector, many customers were back online by midday, including the author of this very article.