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Computer programmer admits role in Kansas cyberattack threat

 

October 20, 2019



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — 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 pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of making extortionate threats via the internet. The 37-year-old Wichita man admitted in his plea he contacted lawyer Brad Pistotnik in 2014 offering "reputation management services."

The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that Pistotnik wanted negative postings removed, including a Kansas Supreme Court disciplinary opinion.

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