A “large messaging storm” confused a portion of Telstra’s domain name server infrastructure for various hrs on Sunday, creating prevalent world wide web difficulties for mainly east coastline buyers.

The difficulties started at close to ten.30am AEST and had been resolved by about 2.30pm.

Telstra initially mentioned in a assertion on Twitter that some of its DNS infrastructure was specific by a “cyber attack, acknowledged as a denial of service (DoS)”.

“We’re blocking the malicious website traffic attacking some of our providers,” it mentioned in a separate statement just following midday AEST.

“We are assured we have blocked all of this malicious website traffic and are functioning to get you again up and functioning again.”

Nonetheless, the telco revised its assessment of the root lead to following bringing the infrastructure again on the internet.

“The large messaging storm that offered as a denial-of-service cyber attack has been investigated by our stability teams and we now think that it was not malicious, but a Area Title Server concern,” Telstra mentioned, without the need of elaborating.

Prospects that switched their DNS to the likes of Google’s 8.8.8.8 had been able to take care of internet site addresses while Telstra’s DNS was down.

This tale was up to date 2.45pm to revise the stated lead to of the outage.