12:26 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

State Math And Reading Assessments Slowed Down By A Series Of Cyber Attacks

Kansas schools already struggling to administer math and reading assessment tests have another problem now.

State education officials say unknown people launched cyber attacks against the tests.

The attackers slowed down or disabled networks used to administer the tests by overwhelming them with traffic, rather than hacking into them.

The attacks started Thursday and briefly stopped on Sunday.

Testing ran smoothly on Monday but the cyber attacks resumed on Tuesday.

Crime and Courts
8:19 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Wisconsin Man Receives $183,000 Fine For Taking Koch Website Down For 15 Min.

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.

Eric Rosol of Black Creek, Wis., was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for taking part in the cyber-attack on Koch Industries.

He pleaded guilty earlier to a misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer.

The parties agreed that the direct loss from the attack was less than $5,000.

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Crime and Courts
8:31 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Wisconsin Truck Driver Sentenced For Attack On Koch Website

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.

9:25 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Agent Hacker Group Of Turkey Takes Credit For Hacking City Of Wichita's Website

An image the Agent Hacking Group posted to its Twitter account, and which it says it posted to the city websites it hacked
Credit @AgentCorporatio / Twitter

A Turkish group calling itself the Agent Hacker Group has taken credit for hacking one of the City of Wichita's websites.

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Crime and Courts
7:15 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Accused Koch Cyberattacker Back In Court

Thirty-seven-year-old Eric J. Rosol of Wisconsin is due back in federal court Wednesday.

Rosol is accused of joining a cyberattack on Koch Industries in Wichita.

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.

Many people complied, and the company's main website crashed.

Rosol was indicted in March on one count each of damaging a computer and conspiracy to damage a computer.