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Telstra DNS falls over after denial of service attack


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Customers with Telstra's default DNS settings found themselves seemingly unable to access the internet on Sunday morning, as the telco was facing a denial of service attack.

The attack kicked off some time before 10:30am on the Australian east coast.

"Some of our Domain Name Servers (DNS) used to route your traffic online are experiencing a cyber attack, known as a Denial of Service (DoS)," Telstra said on Twitter just before noon.

"Your info isn't at risk. We're doing all we can to get you back online."

Customers that switched their DNS ...


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