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Australia Telstra outage leaves thousands of Australians without internet

12:15  02 august  2020
12:15  02 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Thousands of Australians are left without internet as Telstra suffers a major outage after hackers carry out a 'malicious' cyber attack. Telstra reported the denial of service attack on its servers on Sunday which has led to widespread internet outages in Australia 's eastern states.

Australia 's biggest telecommunications provider Telstra suffered a massive outage around 1.30 a.m. Tuesday, leaving thousands of customers in New South

Hackers are carrying out a 'malicious' cyber attack on Telstra, creating connectivity issues for thousands of home internet users across Australia.

Telstra reported the denial of service attack on its servers on Sunday which has led to widespread internet outages in Australia's eastern states.

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

The telecommunications giant said it was confident it had now blocked all 'malicious traffic' and is continuing to work on getting users back online.

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'Your info isn't at risk,' Telstra tweeted.

a close up of text on a white background: Thousands of Australian Telstra customers have been left without internet after a cyber attack on the telco. Pictured above are the cities most impacted by the malicious attack © Provided by Daily Mail Thousands of Australian Telstra customers have been left without internet after a cyber attack on the telco. Pictured above are the cities most impacted by the malicious attack

Telstra's outage website, which is used to inform customers of downtime, also crashed on Sunday.

'You know someone's having a bad day when the outages website is having an outage,' one man tweeted.

Customers first reported their internet was down just before 9am.

Melbourne suburbs of Brunswick, Essendon and Glen Iris are worst hit by the outage, according to real-time outage website Down Detector.

In Sydney, customers in the inner-city and western suburbs are most impacted.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Telstra insisted customers' private information was safe despite the cyber attack © Provided by Daily Mail Telstra insisted customers' private information was safe despite the cyber attack

Furious customers took to Twitter to slam Australia's largest internet provider.

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THE FIRM behind Telstra ’s latest outage has been revealed but it’s still investigating the problem that disconnected thousands of Australian phone users. Millions of Australians were left without access to voice and internet services on their mobile phones during the outage .

A communications outage in remote Central Australia leaves people "searching desperately for food", with internet and payment services down, and Widespread Telstra outages in several Aboriginal communities in a remote area of Central Australia are shutting down stores, putting lives at risk and

'Being in lockdown on a Sunday with Telstra internet not working is peak 2020 despair,' tweeted one Melburnian.

'My internet has paralysed the last 2 hours, arguably to a massive DNS attach on Telstra,' tweeted another unhappy customer.

Another Telstra customer said the outage was a good chance to get his kids off Fortnite and out playing in the garden.

'Telstra are thinking about our quality of life, by switching off the Internet, all their customers get to go outside, enjoy this glorious winter morning with a coffee and a good book, kids playing in the garden. How is that for customer focus,' he tweeted.

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