Cyber Attack on Federal Communications Commission by Anonymous!

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A notorious hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ has threatened to launch a destructive cyber attack on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website in protest of plans to break net neutrality. Since the group is known to launch Distributed Denial of Services to realize their objective, FCC is in the plan of reviewing its security policies which are currently in place and is ready to surge up to its cyber defense tactics if/when needed in near future.

On Thursday, December 14th, 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is all set to repel the Net Neutrality legislation put forward by former US President Barack Obama. The legislation ensures that all web service providers should treat all data equally by not giving extra preference or manipulated search results to premium customers. But Pai’s new Net Neutrality Rule will be against the one which is prevailing now.

Anonymous through its Twitter Account has threatened FCC.gov for the next 48 hours in response to Net Neutrality. They clearly mentioned in their tweets that they will retaliate the new rule by launching a cyber attack.

A US Digital organization called “Fight for the Future” is also supporting Anonymous by signing up for the ongoing protest dubbed “Break the Internet”.

If in case, FCC plans to repeal the current Net Neutrality rule, then Anonymous has threatened to block and restrict access to websites through DDoS and malware attacks.

On December 11, 2017, an article published in ‘The Verge’ said that FCC and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had already drafted an agreement on how to collaborate and work cohesively after the net neutrality is gone.

Note- If Net Neutrality is gone; web service providers like Google, Facebook and such will get the power to abuse the internet.

Just think about it, folks!

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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