A Quarter Million Fake Anti-Vaping Comments Flood FDA, Group Asserts

From: Vape News


Regulator Watch released this video announcing over 255,000 fake anti-vaping comments have flooded the Regulations.Gov website. The target is specifically directed at the Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products. The Canadian News source states the spammed comments nearly brought down federal servers and bogged down the internal network, making it nearly impossible to process any submissions.

The bot attack began on June 8th and ran until June 11th. During this time frame, 255,000 fake comments were made before staff could isolate the incident from offending IP addresses and cease the flow. The comments are under investigation by the FDA. A decision is pending on whether or not to accept or reject the comments.

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