Threat Management

Second Anonymous member sentenced for role in DDoS attack

The U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, has sentenced Jacob Wilkens to 24 months of probation and ordered him to pay $110,932.71 in restitution for his role in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against Koch Industries.

Wilkens pled guilty to intentionally causing damage to a protected computer by assisting other members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous in launching a DDoS attack on the servers of Angel Soft bathroom tissue, based in Green Bay, in February and March of 2011.

The attacks against Koch Industries were said to have lasted three days and resulted in several hundred-thousand dollars in losses.

For his role in the same attack, Christopher Sudlik was ordered earlier this month to pay the same in restitution, as well as being sentenced to 36 months of probation and 60 hours of community service.

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