Hacker Arrested for Cyber Attack on Gene Simmons

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A 24-year-old hacker was recently arrested and charged with responsibility for a DDoS attack targeting Gene Simmon's Web site.

"According to The Daily Beast, the attacker used a hacking tool called Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) to take down the KISS rocker and Family Jewels star’s personal site," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs. "Kevin George Poe was apprehended by authorities in Manchester, Connecticut, and now faces charges of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer."

"Reportedly, the attack on Simmons’ website took place as part of Operation Payback, a campaign launched by Anonymous with the purpose of punishing those who support anti-piracy campaigns," Kovacs writes.

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