FCC hit by online attacks after John Oliver criticizes net neutrality proposal

[I]t wasn’t a sudden, massive influx of comments that crashed the FCC’s website, according to an Federal Communications Commission statement. Rather, it was a series of distributed denial-of-service that started at midnight Sunday night. “These were deliberate attempts by external actors to bombard the FCC’s comment system with a high amount of traffic,” reads the statement. “These actors were not attempting to file comments themselves; rather they made it difficult for legitimate commenters to access and file with the FCC.” – Carter Sherman, VICE News http://ift.tt/2qUK5FO