DDOS

O’Reilly, Coulter DDoSer sentenced to 30 months

A former University of Akron student was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison for using the school's computer network to control a botnet and launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against conservative websites belonging to Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Rudy Giuliani. Mitchell Frost, 23, of Bellevue, Ohio admitted to, in 2006 and 2007, scanning the internet to find vulnerable computer networks to access and gain control over and then using the botnet to initiate DDoS attacks that temporarily interrupted the operation of www.billoreilly.com, www.anncoulter.com and www.joinrudy2008.com. He also must serve three years of supervised release. – DK

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