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‘Massive messaging storm’ takes out Telstra’s DNS infrastructure – Security – Telco/ISP

A “enormous messaging storm” overcome a portion of Telstra’s domain identify server infrastructure for several hours on Sunday, producing common web challenges for generally east coastline prospects.

The challenges started at about 10.30am AEST and ended up resolved by about two.30pm.

Telstra in the beginning reported in a statement on Twitter that some of its DNS infrastructure was qualified by a “cyber assault, acknowledged as a denial of company (DoS)”.

“We’re blocking the malicious targeted traffic attacking some of our services,” it reported in a separate statement just after midday AEST.

“We are self-confident we have blocked all of this malicious targeted traffic and are functioning to get you again up and operating all over again.”

Nevertheless, the telco revised its assessment of the root lead to after bringing the infrastructure again on the internet.

“The enormous messaging storm that introduced as a denial-of-company cyber assault has been investigated by our protection teams and we now feel that it was not malicious, but a Area Identify Server concern,” Telstra reported, without having elaborating.

Buyers that switched their DNS to the likes of Google’s ended up ready to resolve web page addresses although Telstra’s DNS was down.

This story was up to date two.45pm to revise the mentioned lead to of the outage.