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Australia's eastern states have been hit by an outage on Sunday morning after the country's biggest telecommunications provider Telstra was hit by a massive distributed denial of service.

The cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are the worst hit.

Though Telstra attempted to play down the issues, claiming that only "some home users" had affected, the outage was widespread.

No other Internet service providers reported connectivity issues though the NBN reported some problems which reached their peak at about 11am AEDT.

Telstra users, annoyed at being unable to use the Internet on Sunday morning, vented their frustrations on social media.


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