Telstra outage across Australia crippling internet for thousands

Signage at a Telstra store in Sydney

Australia's largest Internet provider Telstra is suffering a nationwide outage, crippling the Internet of Australians.

Telstra is now having issues with some home internet connections with many Shepparton residents reporting their service is down.

A denial of service attack floods a network with traffic or information to trigger a crash, denying legitimate users access.

Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane were the main outage hotspots.

Telstra says they are aware of the problem and are working to resolve it.

Telstra's own Network Outage internet pages have also been impacted, leaving many affected customers left to learn about the outage through social media.

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"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 in a statement.

"We're really sorry for getting in the way of your weekend plans".

"Your info isn't at risk".

The issue is now resolved, and the telco has backpedalled on the cyber attack claim.

"We've identified a cyber security attack which is seeking to attack some of our services", they said.

According to DownDetector, many customers were back online by midday, including the author of this very article.

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