The Federal Communications Commission said it suffered a cyberattack that prevented the agency from examining public comments on net neutrality, and lawmakers want to know what happened, The Washington Post reports. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai seeking to discover the number of Americans who may have been unable to send their feedback on Pai’s plan. The senators want to know if the FCC stress-tested its electronic filing system or used software to block distributed-denial-of-service attacks. “A [DDoS] attack against the FCC’s website can prevent the public from being able to contribute to this process and have their voices heard,” the letter states. “Any potentially hostile cyber activities that prevent Americans from being able to participate in a fair and transparent process must be treated as a serious issue.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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