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DENVER -- More than 7,000 Coloradans' names and addresses have been used to post the same fake comment on the Federal Communications Commission's decision on net neutrality.
The FCC is collecting public comment on its decision about whether or not to do away with net neutrality rules.
Net neutrality rules prevent internet providers from charging websites a fee to boost how fast their content gets to devices. The FCC could soon get rid of those rules.
In March, security researcher Chris Vickery made a remarkable discovery. In one of the most notable operations of its kind, he said in a blog post, a group called River City Media had collected about 1.4 billion personal information records, and was using them for spam. “Chances are that you, or at least someone you know, is affected,” Vickery wrote. RCM said it had used legitimate marketing practices to collect the data, but regardless, the scope of the program was massive, and when the records leaked, it left a mountain of personal information exposed. "Clues suggest the data may have come from the RCM dump or a similar leak"
Often when these sorts of records leak, they’re used for fraud. But RCM’s data may have been put to a political use. As The Verge reported yesterday, tens of thousands of identical anti-net neutrality comments tied to real names and addresses were bombarding the FCC. Now, some clues suggest those identities were pulled from the RCM dump or other similar data leaks.
If they used customer information they should be screwed to the wall.
originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: dreamingawake
This really is horrible and should be investigated by the authorities. I guarantee it was comcast or verizon or some other super rich corp. that just can't be greedy enough. If they used customer information they should be screwed to the wall.
originally posted by: Natas0114
Reminds me of the Chinese like farms for social media.