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

A “massive messaging storm” overcome a portion of Telstra’s domain identify server infrastructure for various hours on Sunday, triggering widespread net difficulties for largely east coastline prospects.

The difficulties started out at around 10.30am AEST and were resolved by about 2.30pm.

Telstra initially stated in a assertion on Twitter that some of its DNS infrastructure was specific by a “cyber attack, known as a denial of company (DoS)”.

“We’re blocking the destructive website traffic attacking some of our services,” it stated in a separate statement just right after midday AEST.

“We are confident we have blocked all of this destructive website traffic and are doing work to get you again up and running again.”

However, the telco revised its assessment of the root bring about right after bringing the infrastructure again on the internet.

“The massive messaging storm that presented as a denial-of-company cyber attack has been investigated by our stability teams and we now consider that it was not destructive, but a Area Title Server issue,” Telstra stated, without having elaborating.

Consumers that switched their DNS to the likes of Google’s 8.8.8.8 were capable to solve site addresses even though Telstra’s DNS was down.

This tale was current 2.45pm to revise the mentioned bring about of the outage.

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