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[ISN] 'Anonymous' hacker charged in breach of KISS' Gene Simmons' website
By Andrew Blankstein
The Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2011
A Connecticut man who federal authorities say is linked to the hacking
group anonymous has been charged with trying to shut down the website
operated by KISS frontman Gene Simmons.
Kevin George Poe, 24, of Manchester, Conn., was taken into custody
without incident by FBI agents at the federal courthouse in Hartford.
Poe allegedly used the screen name spydr101 to a make denial of service
attack against GeneSimmons.com. He was charged in a federal grand jury
indictment in Los Angeles with one count each of conspiracy and
unauthorized impairment of a protected computer.
If convicted of the two counts in the indictment, Poe would face a
statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. The case
against Poe originated with an investigation by the Los Angeles field
office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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