OIG report: FCC lied about being hacked

Cory Doctorow:

The OIG report shows that Pai knew from the start that the story of a hack-attack was unsupported by evidence and disputed by experts – we knew that too, because those experts were speaking publicly at the time, but it’s great to see it in official black-and-white.

It also shows that Pai was informed in advance that John Oliver was about to put out a very public, high-profile call for comments, and that Pai did not inform his IT staff to expect this surge, virtually guaranteeing that the website would crash.

Ars Technica:

“[W]e determined the FCC, relying on Bray’s explanation of the events, misrepresented facts and provided misleading responses to Congressional inquiries related to this incident,” the IG’s report said.”