FCC IG Says the Alleged Net Neutrality DDoS Attack Never Happened

NextGov: The Federal Communications Commission’s internal watchdog officially debunked claims that malicious cyber activity caused the traffic spike that briefly crippled the agency’s public comment system on May 7, 2017.

The delays likely stemmed from “system design issues” and “‘flash crowd’ activity” that came about minutes after “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” finished a show on net neutrality, and was not the result of multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks as an agency official claimed, the FCC inspector general said in a report published Tuesday.

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