Incident Reported: August 02 2020

Australian Telco Outage August 2020: ‘Massive messaging storm’ takes out Telstra’s DNS infrastructure

Walks back on earlier claims of denial-of-service attack.

Source: ‘Massive messaging storm’ takes out Telstra’s DNS infrastructure | iTNews
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A “massive messaging storm” overwhelmed a portion of Telstra’s domain name server infrastructure for several hours on Sunday, causing widespread internet problems for mostly east coast customers.

Telstra has backed away from claims it has been hit by a cyber attack, after initially saying outages to its internet services had been caused by a third party.

The telco initially said a widespread internet outage was believed to have been caused by a denial of service (DoS) cyber attack, causing significant disruption.

On Twitter, it said home internet connections, including NBN, had been affected.