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Thu Jul 19, 2018, 12:32 PM

Bull-riding accident lawyer is accused in cyberattacks against websites critical of him

Bull-riding accident lawyer is accused in cyberattacks against websites critical of him


POSTED JULY 18, 2018, 10:38 AM CDT

A lawyer in Wichita, Kansas, has been charged in alleged cyberattacks on two websites that posted materials critical of his work, as well as a law firm website. ... Brad Pistotnik is accused along with computer software engineer David Dorsett, according to a press release. The Wichita Eagle and KFDI have stories, while KWCH linked to the indictment. ... Pistotnik, 62, is known for commercials for his services as an accident lawyer in which he rides a bull, according to the Eagle.

Pistotnik and Dorsett, 36, are accused in attacks in 2014 and 2015 on case information website Leagle.com, the website of law firm Jaburg Wilk and RipoffReport.com. According to the press release, Dorsett filled the websites’ inboxes with threats such as, “Remove this page and we stop.” Another threat said Leagle advertisers would be targeted if the page isn’t removed.

Jaburg Wilk had represented RipoffReport for many years, managing partner Gary Jaburg told the ABA Journal. Partner Maria Crimi Speth told the ABA Journal that the firm’s email server had crashed after receiving tens of thousands of emails demanding removal of a post about Pistotnik on RipoffReport. Speth also said her firm’s email address was spoofed to send emails to some of her business associates and relatives that also demanded the takedown of RipoffReport content.

Dorsett is co-founder of a company called VIRAL Artificial Intelligence. ... Pistotnik and Dorsett are charged with five counts of computer fraud and two counts of conspiracy.

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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 06:43 PM

1. Kanaas gets all the nutjobs



The panel considered evidence in mitigation and unanimously recommended that Pistotnik be disciplined by suspension from the practice of law for a period of one year under Supreme Court Rule 203(a)(2) (1993 Kan. Ct. R. Annot. 162).

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