Staffers for congressman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) reportedly claimed they could sue Techdirt's Mike Masnick for his reporting.
A sponsor of the infamous Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) said hacktivist collective Anonymous carried out a campaign of threats against supporters of the bill.
Sources say the Senate will decline to pick up the controversial bill, which passed the House this month, because of its lack of privacy protections.
Critics argue the vague language of the cybersecurity bill would allow companies to get away with some of the very same acts the bill is intended to stamp out.
Can controversial cybersecurity bill CISPA be defeated with a Web-wide protest?
That's nearly 140 times what the cybersecurity bill's opponents spent.