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Crime and Courts

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.

He formally notified the judge in July of his intent to plead the case.