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Submission + - Former Student Gets 30 Months for DDosing &Bot (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: A former University of Akron student was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for conducting Denial of Service Attacks on the sites of several prominent conservative figures as well as infecting several systems with botnet zombies. Mitchell L. Frost, age 23, of Bellevue, Ohio admitted that between August 2006 and March 2007, he initiated Denial of Service attacks on Web servers hosting the Web sites several conservative figures including Bill O’Reilly (www.billoreilly.com), Rudy Giuliani (www.joinrudy2008.com), Ann Coulter (www.anncoulter.com), and others.

According to court documents, Frost admitted that between August 2006, and March 2007, while enrolled as a student at the University of Akron, he used the University’s computer network to access IRC channels infected several systems located in the United States and in other countries with botnet zombies.

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Former Student Gets 30 Months for DDosing &Bot

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