Cyber Attack

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October 21, 2019 - 9:03 pm
Prosecutors say a computer software engineer has admitted threatening cyberattacks against websites that criticized a Wichita attorney's work. VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett, 37, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of making extortionate threats via the internet. Dorsett...
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October 11, 2019 - 7:14 pm
A Wichita lawyer accused of plotting a cyberattack on websites with information criticizing his work has told a federal court he intends to change his plea. A docket notation Friday shows attorney Bradley Pistotnik has a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday. The move comes two days after his co-defendant...
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June 15, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Illinois deploys 'cyber navigators' to protect its election system for 2020. Watch the latest video at
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December 13, 2018 - 7:32 pm
Topeka officials say the city's online utilities payment system is safe after a cyber-attack in November. City spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said the system was breached on Nov. 1. Its billing payment software vendor, Central Square, notified the city of a possible cyber-attack on Dec. 7. The breach...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:44 pm
Officials in Topeka say the city's utility billing vendor may have been the victim of a cyber-attack. The city said in a news release Monday that up to 10,000 customers may have been affected, although a data breach hasn't been confirmed. The vendor, Central Square, notified the city of the...
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July 17, 2018 - 11:47 pm
A Wichita lawyer and a computer software engineer were charged Tuesday in a federal indictment alleging they were responsible for cyberattacks on web sites that posted information critical of the lawyer’s work. Wichita Attorney Bradley A. Pistotnik, 62, and David Dorsett, 36, co-founder of a...
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May 11, 2018 - 8:48 pm
Investigators found evidence of a "malicious intrusion" into a Tennessee county's elections website from a computer in Ukraine during a concerted cyberattack, which likely caused the site to crash just as it was reporting vote totals in this month's primary. Cyber-security experts hired by Knox...
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