Wisconsin man sentenced for DDoS attack against Koch Industries
Posted on 03 December 2013.
A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to two years federal probation and ordered to pay restitution for taking part in a 2011 DDoS attack mounted against the official website of Koch Industries by the Anonymous hacker collective.

38-year-old Eric J. Rosol has admitted to have participated in the attack. In his plea, he declared that on Feb. 28, 2011, he took part in a denial of service attack on Kochind.com.

To do it, he used the Low Orbit Ion Cannon software as instructed by Anonymous. He took part in the attack only for a minute, but that was enough for him to be tracked down by the authorities.

As a result of the attack, the website in question was knocked offline for some 15 minutes.

Even though he wasnít the only one that participated in the attack, Rosol was ordered to pay $183,000 in restitution, which is the amount that Koch Industries says to have paid to a consulting group that was tasked with protecting its Web sites.


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