In early May the FCC website was bombarded with traffic, which caused its website to temporarily crash while reportedly receiving 160 comments per minute about Net Neutrality. Gizmodo
filed a FOIA request to get some information regarding records of the supposed cyber attack. The agency's chief information officer, David Bray, stated in a letter on May 8 that an "analysis" had revealed that the FCC was "subject to multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks," now however, the agency claims there is no documentation of an "analysys."
So why is there no documentation? Is it perhaps they found that this was not a DDoS attack, but instead an influx of pissed off Americans? All in the FCC only released 16 pages
to Gizmodo with 209 pages related to the incident being refused to be released. Use this as a reminder to shoot a comment
to the FCC and to write your representatives
if you are in favor of Net Nutrality.
Posted by rgmekanic 3:45 PM (CDT)
The agency claims that while its IT staff observed a cyberattack taking place, those observations "did not result in written documentation."