Man Arrested for Hacking Gene Simmons' Website

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A Connecticut man who was part of a hacking group responsible for an attack on Gene Simmons' website was arrested today.

According to the Associated Press, Kevin Poe was indicted in Los Angeles on two counts, one for conspiracy and the other for an unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If convicted, Poe could face up to 15 years in prison.

Poe and the Anonymous hacking group, whose other targets have included MasterCard, Visa and the Church of Scientology, conducted a "denial of service" attack on the KISS bassist's computer systems over a five-day period. The cyber attack sent tens of thousands of electronic requests designed to overload the server and render the website inoperative.

Authorities haven't made any other arrests and didn't say why Simmons was targeted.

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