FCC Fakes Cyber Attack Amid Net Neutrality Comment Proceeding

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Cyber Attack

On May 2017, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver advised his audience to swarm the FCC’s website with their ardent support to bolster net neutrality protections.

The website became flooded with million comments. After a few weeks, the agency proclaimed that its  Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) had been preyed upon by an extensively distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The incident was then later utilized to disregard the whole public comment procedure. From that time on, reporters, lawmakers along with the public pressed Chairman Ajit Pai and his agency to present proof if the cyber attack did happen.

It looks like the agency did not only deceive regarding the incident of but also fabricated news institutions with misleading information.  But the agency security contractors and employees denied that no cyber attack occurred in the years 2014 and 2017.

The information also reveals that cyber attack in 2014 recount to explain the 2017 cyber attack also materialized in a draft copy of a blog post that was written on behalf of Ajit Pai. The said draft was never published online and there was no proof to back the federal agency’s allegations of malicious assaults. Because of that, the FCC candidly sent the made-up information to journalists. Some of them grabbed the information believing that the agency’s statement is credible and precise.

American Oversight executive director Austin Evers said, “Some of these messages are probably correctly redacted, but avoiding potential embarrassment is not a legitimate reason for the government to conceal an email. We were skeptical of the FCC’s explanations about its online comment system issues last May, and it’s clear that we still don’t have the full story about what happened.”

Pai and his agency had either been disobliging or incapable of delivering proof of a cyber attack. It is not to the journalists who demanded and even filed a lawsuit over it and not as well to the US legislators who questioned to identify it. The agency rather operated a discreet drive to boost its cyber attack drama. This is with the help of deluding reporters who spread the word of a former cyber attack. However, its own security staff claimed that no such attack ever occurred.

Gizmodo analyzed internal emails that expose the agency’s attempts to retaliate prevalently assumptions that senior officials fabricated a cyber attack. This is to whitewash technical concerns hounding the agency’s comment system purportedly. The issue came up during its prestigious accumulation of public comments on a scandalous and already passed proposal to invalidate the agency’s repeal of net neutrality.

Several states proposed their own laws to protect net neutrality that mostly prohibits ISPs from blocking, throttling, and encouragement of paid prioritization. Even zero-rating has been added to the net neutrality protection principles.

At the Decenternet platform, internet users are certain that they will not encounter these kinds of practices done by ISPs. As a matter of fact, they will be provided with unrestricted access to both decentralized and centralized web.

Consumers will not have to worry about slow down of connection because it is stable. Decenternet treats all kinds of internet traffic fair and square without any preferences.


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