A Connecticut man affiliated with a hacking group was arrested Tuesday on federal charges for an attack on a website belonging to Kiss bandmember Gene Simmons. Kevin Poe was indicted in Los Angeles on one count of conspiracy and one count of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If convicted of both charges, he could face up to 15 years in prison.
Poe and others linked to the Anonymous hacking group allegedly conducted a “denial of service” attack over a five-day period last October against Simmons’ computer systems, sending tens of thousands of electronic requests designed to overload the server, shutting down www.genesimmons.com.
No other arrests have been made.
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Source: www.cbsnews.com, “Alleged Gene Simmons website hacker arrested in Connecticut,” December 14, 2011.