09/08/2020

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

A “large messaging storm” overcome a portion of Telstra’s area title server infrastructure for a number of hours on Sunday, resulting in widespread net issues for generally east coastline clients.

The issues started off at around ten.30am AEST and have been resolved by about two.30pm.

Telstra at first said in a statement on Twitter that some of its DNS infrastructure was specific by a “cyber attack, acknowledged as a denial of service (DoS)”.

“We’re blocking the malicious visitors attacking some of our products and services,” it said in a separate statement just following midday AEST.

“We are confident we have blocked all of this malicious visitors and are doing the job to get you back again up and operating again.”

Nevertheless, the telco revised its assessment of the root induce following bringing the infrastructure back again on-line.

“The large messaging storm that presented as a denial-of-service cyber attack has been investigated by our security groups and we now believe that that it was not malicious, but a Domain Identify Server situation,” Telstra said, with out elaborating.

Customers that switched their DNS to the likes of Google’s 8.8.8.8 have been capable to resolve website addresses when Telstra’s DNS was down.

This story was current two.45pm to revise the stated induce of the outage.