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Wis. man indicted in Koch Industries cyberattack

Published On: Mar 26 2013 10:23:36 PM CDT
WICHITA, Kan. -

A Wisconsin man has been charged with joining a cyberattack on Wichita-based Koch Industries organized by the computer hacker group Anonymous.

The U.S. attorney's office said Tuesday that 37-year-old Eric J. Rosol, of Black Creek, Wis., was indicted on one count each of damaging a computer and conspiracy to damage a computer.

The indictment alleges that Anonymous asked conspirators in February 2011 to launch a so-called Low Orbit Ion Cannon that sent a high volume of repeated requests to a Koch website. Numerous conspirators complied, and the company's website crashed.

Rosol also is accused of sending a code that damaged the company's computer.

A phone message left for Rosol at his home was not immediately returned. Prosecutors do not know whether he has retained an attorney.

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