WI Man Pleads Guilty in Koch Attack

Monday, September 16, 2013 @ 04:09 PM gHale


A Wisconsin man pleaded guilty to participating in the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack launched by Anonymous in February 2011 against Koch Industries.

Eric J. Rosol, 37, of Black Creek, WI, admitted to one misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer.

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Koch Industries said it paid $183,000 to a consulting company due to the attack. However, all parties agree the direct losses caused by the attack was less than $5,000.
On December 2, a federal judge will decide how much restitution the Wisconsin man will pay.

Rosol’s attorney said they are thankful the case has been resolved through a misdemeanor, and that his client will be able to move on with his life.

In the DDoS attack against Koch Industries, several Anonymous supporters used a web-based tool to disrupt the organization’s website.



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