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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Investigation proves there was no cyberattack on the FCC prior to net neutrality ruling

Following a full investigation by the Federal Communication Commission’s inspector general, what senior officials believed to be a cyberattack on their filing system last May was not a cyberattack at all. Instead, it was a combination of a drastic increase in traffic and flaws in the system’s design, according to the report first published by Gizmodo.

On May 7th, 2017, the commission’s comment system crashed after John Oliver encouraged the viewers of Last Week Tonight to navigate links like gofccyourself.com that would easily allow them to submit comments ahead of the FCC’s December vote to roll back net neutrality rules. Thousands of viewers flocked to the site to leave comments about the proposed rules change, overly saturating the...

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