Internet Service Providers In My Area Urged To Work Harder By FCC

FCC head Julius Genachowski stated on Wednesday of this week that internet service providers in my area aren’t working hard enough to prevent various types of cyber crime. In addition to searching for practical solutions to internet fraud, Genachowski addressed the issue of data theft, saying that the number of credit card numbers stolen online each year are most likely in the 8 million-plus range. Genachowski warned that online commerce, along with broadband adoption could be compromised if consumers lose trust in the internet as a result of the inactions of internet companies. He suggested that internet providers adopt a system called DNSSEC which would allow internet traffic to travel efficiently without the threat of being hijacked. In addition, he stated that everyone involved in the internet ecosystem has a role to play, indicating that ISPs should be helping those who have been unknowingly pulled into botnets to clean up their computers.