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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Maybe I Should Rethink This Hacking Thing

'Dr. Chaos' goes to prison for hacking

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- A man who called himself "Dr. Chaos" online was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for hacking into computers and causing power failures in northeastern Wisconsin.

Joseph D. Konopka, 29, already is serving a 13-year federal prison sentence for pleading guilty in 2002 to chemical weapons possession for storing cyanide near a Chicago subway.

The former computer systems administrator pleaded guilty in August to 11 felonies, including conspiracy, arson, creating counterfeit software and interfering with computers in Wisconsin.

Prosecutors said Konopka, formerly of Hobart, and an "anarchist group of boys" called Realm of Chaos were responsible for 28 power outages affecting 30,000 customers and 20 other service interruptions in 1999. Damage was estimated at $800,000.

Six juveniles were charged in various Wisconsin counties in 2002 with aiding Konopka.

Konopka also has been ordered to pay $436,000 in restitution and spend three years on supervised release after prison.

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15 Comments:

  • At 11:07 AM, Blogger Killjoy said…

    More news stories...yaaaawwwnnn.

     
  • At 5:41 PM, Blogger O! said…

    EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING EXCEPT I DIDN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING.......

    YET AGAIN!

    *bigger yawn*

     
  • At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Killjoy said…

    Ahh haha!

     
  • At 5:46 AM, Blogger Viper said…

    If you two are done, I can move on.

    Women.

     
  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger Killjoy said…

    I don't know, you can try.

     
  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Viper said…

    Do NOT make me unleash the arsenal of stuff I've amassed over the last few weeks, Killjoy.

     
  • At 5:57 PM, Blogger O! said…

    Uh-oh. Viper's hormonal-meter is nearing "pregnant teenager."

    Men.

     
  • At 6:34 PM, Blogger Viper said…

    If you are going to use my title, use the right one: Cyber-God!

     
  • At 7:56 PM, Blogger O! said…

    You know what? You better consider yourself lucky you are approx. 800 miles away from me because if you weren't, I'd plaster your face to an oven unit.

     
  • At 7:56 AM, Blogger Laura said…

    I agree with the news stuff...
    Viper's News Blog...zzz.

    And while you're rethinking the hacking thing, maybe you should be thinking of your next post.
    Get on it.
    ~L.

     
  • At 6:04 PM, Blogger Viper said…

    o!: Isn't it funny how Blogger lower-cases your name? It's like it's making a statement. And reading through your comment real quick makes it look like you bring "vomit" into the conversation. I'm just sayin'!

    Laura: I've been busy court martialing (not mine.... yet).

     
  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger O! said…

    Vomit...yeah, I definitely see that.

    lowercase...WELL, if you even BOTHERED to READ my epic, you would know that whenever something is lowercased, that means it takes on the opposite connotation. Therefore, o! is title of praise, you worm.

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger Viper said…

    "you worm" was lowercased.

     
  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger O! said…

    "you worm" is two words, thus making it a double negative and negating your retort...SUCKA.

     
  • At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Ray Young said…

    "Cyber-Dog" OK, got it.

     

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