Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, who introduced the Senate version of SOPA, now says \u201cmore study\u201d is needed about a provision letting the government get court orders compelling ISPs to block sites\u2019 domain names or Web addresses.\nSOPA (\u201cStop Online Piracy Act\u201d), which is backed by Hollywood studios and other copyright holders, has been under attack since it was introduced last year. Tech companies, human rights groups and Internet engineers all object to it. While the first two groups have sound legal objections, the engineers trumped that by pointing out that the bill has substantial and dangerous technical problems. They said that trying to enforce it could very well \u201cbreak\u201d the internet. The part of the bill that would do this is what Sen. Leahy is now trying to run away from. A vote to bring the bill to the Senate floor is scheduled for later this month.\n\tAlthough Leahy claims to have gotten technical advice from \u201cmajor ISPs\u201d before drafting the bill, there are so many flaws in it that I suspect he got the advice from the marketing departments. Hearings before the House about SOPA raised very real doubts about whether the sponsoring Congressmen had enough technical knowledge to send an e-mail.\n\tHere\u2019s a round up of other IT security news from the week:\n\t\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 Stratfor back online after crippling hack attack: The company, which provides intelligence on global business, security and economic issues, was hacked on Christmas eve and the perpetrators later posted names and credit card numbers for 75,000 clients.\n\t\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 U.S. expels Venezuelan diplomat over cyber attack charges: Livia Antonieta Acosta Noguera, Venezuela\u2019s consul in Miami, was implicated in an alleged Iranian plot to launch cyber attacks against nuclear power plants.\n\t\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 India spy agency may have infiltrated U.S. government networks: Infosec Island says it received proof from hackers who had taken Symantec source code from Indian intelligence agencies.\n\t\u00b7\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 New Zeus malware siphons bank accounts of US victims: \u201cGameover,\u201d a variant of the Zeus malware, can steal usernames and passwords. It\u2019s being spread through spam e-mails purporting to come from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA), the Federal Reserve Bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).