Wisconsin Truck Driver Sentenced For Attack On Koch Website

Dec 2, 2013

The Wisconsin truck driver who joined a cyberattack on Wichita's Koch Industries will be sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Wichita.

Eric Rosol is charged with 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 on the day of the attack in 2011.

The attack was 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.