Anonymous hackers target industry supporters of cyber bill

Wednesday - 4/11/2012, 7:12pm EDT

The Hacker group Anonymous appears to be planning attacks on companies and elected officials that support certain cybersecurity legislation.

The loose-knit group has also put up a YouTube video urging support for its actions, according to SecurityWeek.

So far, hackers have claimed credit for taking down the websites of Boeing, TechAmerica and USTelecom over the past few days.

At issue is the groups' support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would allow Internet Service Providers to collect information about Internet usage.

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