Man sentenced for cyberattack

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GREEN BAY – An Iowa man must pay more than $110,000 for taking part in a cyberattack on a Koch Industries subsidiary located in Green Bay.

Jacob Allen Wilkens, 24, was sentenced in federal court to the restitution and two years.

Wilkens had pleaded guilty to participating, along with members of the online hacker group Anonymous, in attacking the Angel Soft website in 2011. Officials say Wilkens and others tried to flood the Angel Soft server, based in Green Bay, with traffic to disrupt the website’s service.

Koch lost several hundred thousand dollars as a result of the attacks.

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