The Anonymous hacking collective has called for a “worldwide internet and physical protest” against a controversial anti-copyright bill making its way through Congress. Supporters say TheStop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is designed to fight music and movie piracy by allowing the government to block access to any domestic or foreign website deemed to contain pirated content. Critics, however, argue such a move would effectively be a censoring of the open internet. “Go to every IRC network, every social network, every online community, and tell [the U.S. government] of the atrocity that is about to be committed,” Anonymous wrote in a notice posted to Pastebin.
Several recommendations have been given by the Department of Homeland Security to simplify federal cyber incident reporting rules in an effort to ensure no additional burdens to cyberattack-hit organizations, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
U.S. global consumer and professional products manufacturer Clorox has disclosed the possibility of product shortages and delays due to widespread operational disruption linked to a cyberattack last month, ABC News reports.