cyberattack http://kmuw.org en State Math And Reading Assessments Slowed Down By A Series Of Cyber Attacks http://kmuw.org/post/state-math-and-reading-assessments-slowed-down-series-cyber-attacks <p>Kansas schools already struggling to administer math and reading assessment tests have another problem now.</p><p>State education officials say unknown people launched cyber attacks against the tests.</p><p>The attackers slowed down or disabled networks used to administer the tests by overwhelming them with traffic, rather than hacking into them.</p><p>The attacks started Thursday and briefly stopped on Sunday.</p><p>Testing ran smoothly on Monday but the cyber attacks resumed on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:26:03 +0000 Associated Press 32411 at http://kmuw.org Wisconsin Man Receives $183,000 Fine For Taking Koch Website Down For 15 Min. http://kmuw.org/post/wisconsin-man-receives-183000-fine-taking-koch-website-down-15-min <p>A Wisconsin truck driver who joined a cyberattack on Koch Industries was sentenced Monday to two years' probation... and ordered to pay $183,000 in restitution.</p><p>Eric Rosol of Black Creek, Wis., was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for taking part in the cyber-attack on Koch Industries.</p><p>He pleaded guilty earlier to a misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer.</p><p>The parties agreed that the direct loss from the attack was less than $5,000.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:19:14 +0000 Associated Press 27091 at http://kmuw.org Wisconsin Truck Driver Sentenced For Attack On Koch Website http://kmuw.org/post/wisconsin-truck-driver-sentenced-attack-koch-website <p>The Wisconsin truck driver who joined a cyberattack on Wichita's Koch Industries will be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Wichita.</p><p>Eric Rosol is charged with misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer.</p><p>Prosecutors agreed in Rosol's plea deal to recommend a sentence at the low end of federal guidelines.</p><p>Koch's website was offline for about 15 minutes on the day of the attack in 2011.</p><p>The attack was organized by the hacking group Anonymous.</p><p>The parties agreed the direct loss to Koch was less than $5,000.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:31:27 +0000 Associated Press 27036 at http://kmuw.org Agent Hacker Group Of Turkey Takes Credit For Hacking City Of Wichita's Website http://kmuw.org/post/agent-hacker-group-turkey-takes-credit-hacking-city-wichitas-website <p>A Turkish group calling itself the Agent Hacker Group has taken credit for <a href="http://www.wichita.gov/Government/News/Pages/2013-10-08b.aspx">hacking one of the City of Wichita&#39;s websites</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:25:14 +0000 Kate Clause 24667 at http://kmuw.org Agent Hacker Group Of Turkey Takes Credit For Hacking City Of Wichita's Website Accused Koch Cyberattacker Back In Court http://kmuw.org/post/accused-koch-cyberattacker-back-court <p>Thirty-seven-year-old Eric J. Rosol of Wisconsin is due back in federal court Wednesday.<br><br>Rosol is accused of joining a cyberattack on Koch Industries in Wichita.<br><br>Prosecutors allege that, back in February of 2011, the hacking group Anonymous asked conspirators to use a tool that could send a high volume of repeated requests to several Koch Industries websites.<br><br>Many people complied, and the company's main website crashed.<br><br>Rosol was indicted in March on one count each of damaging a computer and conspiracy to damage a computer.<br> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:15:37 +0000 Associated Press 23258 at http://kmuw.org