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FCC Blames DDoS Attacks for Site Downtime
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 12:25:45 AM »
FCC Blames DDoS Attacks for Site Downtime
8 May 2017, 9:58 pm

It looks like it may not have been just John Oliver's "fault" for the FCC site taking a dive on Sunday night and Monday morning, but rather a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. 

On Sunday night, John Oliver took it upon himself, once more, to urge people to go tell the FCC to protect net neutrality after Ajit Pai, the new chairman, revealed that it plans to scrape pretty much everything his predecessor did. Three years ago, Oliver did the same and the FCC site suffered quite a bit from the large flow of people visiting the site to speak their minds about the issue. 

It was, therefore, believed that FCC's outage on Sunday night and Monday morning was due to the high number of visitors. The FCC denies this, however. 

DDoS attacks targeting the FCC

"Beginning on Sunday night at midnight, our analysis re... (read more)

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