On Tuesday, a Connecticut man was arrested on federal charges for attacking Gene Simmons' website! The site of the KISS bassist and star of Gene Simmons: Family Jewels was basically useless last October when the hacker conducted an attack on the computer system.
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The perpetrator, Kevin Poe, was released on a $10,000 bond in federal court on Tuesday in Hartford, Conn. According to the Daily News, he was indicated on two counts: Conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If he's convicted of both charges, he could face up to 15 years in the slammer!
Apparently, there's an anonymous hacking group that uses a computer program that sends huge requests over a network to overwhelm a specific computer. In this case, tens of thousands of electronic requests were intentionally designed to overload the server of GeneSimmons.com.
Authorities weren't sure why Gene was targeted, and his reps couldn't immediately comment to the newspaper about the arrest because they weren't aware of it.