WICHITA, Kan A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to two years federal probation and ordered to pay $183,000 in restitution for taking part in a cyber-attack on Koch Industries. The attack was sponsored by the computer hacking group known as Anonymous.
Eric J. Rosol, 38, Black Creek, Wis., pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer. In his plea, he admitted that on Feb. 28, 2011, he took part in a denial of service attack on a Web page of Koch Industries – Kochind.com. From Wisconsin, he used software called a Low Orbit Ion Cannon Code, which was loaded on his computer. He took part in the attack for approximately one minute. The attack caused Kochind.com to go offline for approximately 15 minutes.
Koch Industries had hired a consulting group to protect its Web sites at a cost of approximately $183,000.