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Telstra cyber attack leaves thousands without internet


Thousands of Australians are left without internet as Telstra suffers a major outage after hackers carry out a ‘malicious’ cyber attack

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.

‘Your info isn’t at risk,’ Telstra tweeted.

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