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A man believed to be linked to the “Bitcoin Baron” Twitter account was arrested Thursday in Arizona.

“Bitcoin Baron” is the Twitter account that claimed responsibility for the cyberattacks against the City of Columbia and KOMU websites. According to Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Tim Case, Randall Tucker was charged with felony computer tampering, and is being held at Pinal County Jail.

Case says the Arizona Department of Public Safety is working with the FBI on the investigation.

Columbia Information Technologies Assistant Director Mark Neckerman says the attack resulted in a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, that prevented citizens from accessing the city’s website. This could prevent citizens from paying their utility bills or accessing city information.

City of Columbia’s Official Website Attacked, Again

Feb 20, 2015
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The city of Columbia’s website, gocolumbiamo.com, faced its fourth cyber attack since December on Tuesday morning. The attack took the website down for about an hour.