FCC Portal Inundated with Net-Neutrality Related Identical Messages
Innumerable messages all exactly the same and suggesting repeal of net neutrality regulations recently inundated the portal of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on the public comments page, creating increasing confusion in the Republican-led agency's endeavor towards dealing with an Internet policy of a controversial nature.
The spurt in messages over the past couple of days has invited people's doubt regarding if the remarks are genuine public feedback for the proposed regulations of FCC alternatively if the messages came from automated zombie PCs called bots.
What's more, messages regarding repeal of net neutrality arrive very close to John Oliver a TV personality's endeavor towards getting viewers of his program in inundating FCC's portal with missives that favor rules of Obama era.
There is no suspicion about the constantly incoming identical remark, with both supporters and non supporters of the dispute over the Internet's neutrality earlier inducing worried citizens towards putting up one 'sample' remark on FCC's portal. However, what is worrying is apparently, the remarks getting put up from actual locations and names devoid of those persons' explicit consent. Bgr.com posted this online dated May 10, 2017.
It is just days following FCC website's crash that news about the dubious botnet assault arrived; the crash caused from many DDoS (distributed denial of service) assaults against the website's servers that according to FCC, posed problems to genuine comment makers towards posting their remarks to the website.
And as per earlier reports, messages from people overloaded the site who got inspired from John Oliver the comedian's 'net neutrality' show that induced the show watchers towards battling Pai's proposal. Previously too, Oliver had likewise induced viewers to act when during 2015, prior to the passage and adoption of the rules, the Federal Communication Commission got 45,000 comments on net neutrality following Oliver's encouragement to his show watchers for publicizing their opinions.
The current week's i.e. the week of May 8, cyber assaults targeting FCC seems to be an initial perception to the intensive argument as well as remonstration to follow because of the agency's effort for giving up its disciplinary actions on broadband companies.
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