Statement by FCC CIO on Denial-of-Service Attack on FCC Comment System


Author: David Bray
Coverage Type: press release
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Beginning on May 7 at midnight, our analysis reveals that the Federal Communications Commission was subject to multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDos). These were deliberate attempts by external actors to bombard the FCC’s comment system with a high amount of traffic to our commercial cloud host. These actors were not attempting to file comments themselves; rather they made it difficult for legitimate commenters to access and file with the FCC.

While the comment system remained up and running the entire time, these DDoS events tied up the servers and prevented them from responding to people attempting to submit comments. We have worked with our commercial partners to address this situation and will continue to monitor developments going forward.

Comments

I seriously doubt there was a denial pf service attack on FCC ECFS. There was likely simply too many people trying to comment and stop Verizon's ex-lawyer from continuing to work for ISPs instead of U.S. citizens. There should be a House bill to impeach this first-generation American with absolutely ZERO family history in the U.S.A. Impeach Pai for cause.

CurtisNeeley on May 8, 2017 - 7:35pm.

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