Alleged Simmons site hacker indicted

By | Published on Wednesday 14 December 2011

Gene Simmons

A computer hacker linked to the Anonymous group who is accused of leading a Distributed Denial Of Service Attack against the website of Kiss star Gene Simmons has been indicted by a grand jury in LA over charges of conspiracy and unauthorised impairment of a protected computer.

Simmons’ website was hit by a so called DDoS attack last autumn after the Kiss man said in an interview that the US record industry should have sued every single file-sharer in a bid to tackle online piracy. The attack took Simmons’s website offline for a time.

24 year old Kevin Poe is the latest in a number of hackers targeted by the authorities for alleged involvement in DDoS attacks against individuals or, more commonly, organisations who represent big copyright owners, or who were accused of trying to censor the internet.