An alleged member of the Anonymous hacker collective was arrested Tuesday in connection with an attack on the Website of KISS front-man and reality television star Gene Simmons.
Reuters identifies the suspect as a 24 year-old Connecticut man named Kevin George Poe. Poe is accused of orchestrating a denial-of-service attack against Simmons’s website back in October 2010.
Poe is ordered to appear in a court in Los Angeles at a yet-to-be determined date. He is charged with conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer and could face up to the 15 years if convicted.
Poe reportedly used the Low Orbit Ion Cannon, a DDoS tool popular among some in the Anonymous membership, to launch his alleged attack.
This is the first notable arrest of an alleged Anonymous member since a campaign over the summer that resulted in the arrests of a slew of Anonymous leaders, members, and individuals otherwise associated with the group.
It remains unclear why Poe felt the need to attack the Website of Gene Simmons.