The Federal Communications Commission’s 17-year-old website went down because of high web traffic and old age — not hackers — after a flood of comments following comedian John Oliver’s net neutrality rant, according to a report on The Verge. “There is insufficient evidence to suggest that the issue was the result of malicious activity, and no FCC data was compromised,” FCC spokesperson Kim Hart told the Daily News Wednesday. “We received a surge in the volume of visits to our electronic comment filing system last week. A byproduct of the high volume was what is known is a ‘dead record lock,’ where connections in the database create record lock contention and eventually cause the system to freeze. This created difficulty for people trying to submit and search for filed comments.” On the contrary, Vice is reporting that attackers brought the site down, citing a 40-fold increase of dead-record locks to their system compared to a typical day as possibly being caused by an automated script. The website originally went down after Oliver’s 13-minute net neutrality rant during the June 1 episode of his “Last Week Tonight” program, during which Oliver called on Internet users to flood the FCC’s comment section…. Read full this story
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