Probation, Restitution in DDoS Attack

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 05:12 PM gHale

A Wisconsin man got two years federal probation and must pay restitution for taking part in a 2011 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the official website of Koch Industries by the Anonymous hacker collective.

Eric J. Rosol, 38, admitted to have participated in the attack. In his plea, he said on February 28, 2011, he took part in a denial of service attack on

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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 authorities to track him down.

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

Even though he wasn’t the only one that participated in the attack, Rosol must pay $183,000 in restitution, which is the amount that Koch Industries paid to a consulting group to protect its Web sites.

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