Hacking suspect set to plead in Koch cyberattack
Wis. man was indicted for damaging computer, conspiracy to damage computer
A Wisconsin man accused of joining a cyberattack staged by the computer hacking group Anonymous on Wichita-based Koch Industries is expected to plead guilty in the case.
A formal notice of intent to change a plea was filed Monday for 37-year-old Eric J. Rosol of Black Creek, Wis.
Rosol was indicted in March on one federal count each of damaging a computer and conspiracy to damage a computer.
Prosecutors allege Anonymous asked conspirators in February 2011 to undertake a cyberattack using a tool that could send a high volume of repeated requests to various Koch Industries websites. Numerous conspirators complied, and the company's main website, www.kochind.com, crashed.
Rosol's change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Sept. 11 in federal court in Wichita.
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