'Anonymous' Attacks Target Cyber-Security Legislation

The Anonymous hacker collective, which in recent days has made headlines for attacking hundreds of Chinese government and commercial Websites, reportedly is turning its attention to U.S. trade organizations that have come out in support of stronger proposed cyber-security legislation. The group in recent days has launched denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on the Websites of TechAmerica and USTelecom, two trade groups that represent such tech heavyweights as IBM, Apple, AT&T and Verizon Communications, and have spoken out in support of the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bipartisan bill designed to better enable U.S. government agencies and businesses to voluntarily share information about cyber-attacks.

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