FCC denies allegations that it did not document Cyber Attacks


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has denied all media reports which claimed it did not document the cyber attacks which took place on Electronic Comment Filing System on Net Neutrality.

Quoting the report published in Gizmodo as a story which is categorically false, the FCC reacted by disclosing that it has fully documented every event related to the crash and reported it to the Congress in June this year.

Early this year, Trump announced that his administration has plans to scale back open internet regulations. This was discussed on “Last Week Tonight” show by John Oliver who asked the US Populace to disclose their minds through a commenting system hosted on a public platform.

Unfortunately, the comments systems were attacked by hackers with Distributed Denial of Service making it crash within a couple of days of its operation.

Gizmodo reveals that the IT staffs who were governing the comments system never documented the attack in a proper way. The news resource also reports that FCC took this attack on a lighter note by claiming that the attack was just a non-traditional DDoS attack despite knowing the fact that the attacks originated from cloud based bots at 30,000 requests per minute.

The technology based news resource also confirmed that no report was submitted to the Congress by FCC on this issue till date. The website also added in its comment that the Electronic Comments Filing System crashed due to its inability to sustain high volumes of comments.

More details will be updated shortly!

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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