FBI Arrests Hacker of Gene Simmons Website

On the morning of Tuesday December 13, Kevin George Poe from Connecticut was arrested by the FBI for conducting a denial of service attack on the Gene Simmons website.  The judge gave him a $10,000 bond and he is scheduled to appear in federal court in Los Angeles at a date that has yet to be determined.  Poe is said to be connected to a hacking group.  He is currently being charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer.

“In October 2010, Poe and others linked to the Anonymous hacking collective, allegedly conducted a five-day long distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the server hosting Simmons’ website. According to the indictment, Poe made use of the Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC,) a favorite tool used by the group to conduct DDoS attacks by sending a flood of TCP/UDP packets over a network in an attempt to overwhelm a system and make it inaccessible.”

Poe faces a maximum of 15 years in a federal prison if both counts are successfully processed.

The website was brought down due to the denial of service attack and Gene Simmons plans to sue.