Wisconsin trucker faces sentencing in Koch cyberattack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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WICHITA, Kan. - A Wisconsin truck driver who joined a cyberattack on Wichita-based Koch Industries will learn his fate for the onslaught that briefly took the company's website offline.

Eric Rosol, of Black Creek, Wis., faced sentencing Monday in U.S. District Court in Wichita on one misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer.

Prosecutors agreed in Rosol's plea deal to recommend a sentence at the low end of federal guidelines.

Koch's website was offline for about 15 minutes during the February 2011 attack organized by the hacking group Anonymous.

The parties agreed the direct loss to Koch was less than $5,000. But Koch contends it spent $183,000 for a consulting group when it learned of the planned attack.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren will decide how much restitution Rosol must pay.

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