On Sunday, a number of customers utilizing the Australian telecom provider Telstra’s services experienced service outages. Telstra quickly communicated with customers through their Twitter account informing them that several of their servers where experiencing a denial of service attack. They reassured their customers that there were no indications that any other activity appeared to be taking place which would put any of their data at risk of compromise. Telstra began returning service to customers after “blocking the malicious traffic.” After some investigation by Telstra’s security team, it was revealed that the cause of the outage was not a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, but instead it was caused by a Domain Name Server (DNS) issue. After identifying the issue, Telstra was able to quickly remediate the problem and return service to their customers.
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