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Man accused of DDoSing conservative talking heads




Man accused of DDoSing conservative talking heads
Man accused of DDoSing conservative talking heads



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/19/bill_oreilly_ddos_attacks/ 

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
The Register
19th May 2010

Federal prosecutors have accused a man of carrying out a series of 
botnet offenses including attacks that brought down the websites of 
conservative talking heads Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Rudolph 
Giuliani.

Mitchell L. Frost was an undergraduate student at the University of 
Akron at the time of the DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service, 
attacks, which lasted over a five-day period in March 2008, prosecutors 
alleged in court documents. The attacks on billoreilly.com, 
anncoulter.com and joinrudy2008.com "rendered each website inoperable, 
at least temporarily, and required intervention and repair by the owners 
of such sites, and caused damages or losses which exceeded $5,000," they 
wrote.

Frost, who went by the handle "FrostAie," also stands accused of using 
his botnet to launch a much bigger assault on a University of Akron 
server that knocked out the college's entire network, depriving "tens of 
thousands of students, faculty and staff members" of connectivity for 
more than eight hours. Prosecutors said the attack appeared to be a 
mistake and that the intended target was an unnamed gaming server that 
was hosted on the university network.

The outage cost the university more than $10,000.

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