To have one website fall foul of Asteroid-loving hackers may be regarded as a misfortune; but to have two looks like carelessness.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren on Tuesday night proposed legislation that would dial back the ferocity of the charges that were used against internet activist Aaron Swartz, who died last week.
Anonymous is reported to have downed the website of the Massachussets Institute of Technology.
MIT's network is where internet activist Aaron Swartz was charged with leeching millions of academic articles back in 2011. Tragically, Swartz killed himsef last week.
A 24-year-old, described as a researcher at Harvard University's Center for Ethics, has been arrested in Massachusetts, USA, on a raft of computer crime charges.
The charge-sheet is curiously reminiscent of a hacker movie.