Skip to comments.Student who hacked Bill O'Reilly (Rudy Giuliani & Ann Coulter) gets 30 months
Posted on 11/09/2010 10:34:54 AM PST by Libloather
Student who hacked Bill O'Reilly gets 30 months
By Robert McMillan
November 8, 2010 08:58 PM ET
IDG News Service - A 23-year-old Bellevue, Ohio, man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison following a 2007 online crime spree in which he used a network of hacked computers to attack and knock offline websites belonging to conservative pundits Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter.
Mitchell Frost must also pay US$40,000 in restitution to O'Reilly and $10,000 to the University of Akron, where he was enrolled at the time of the hacking. He had pleaded guilty to the charges in May.
Frost was a first-year student at the university at the time of the attacks. He used the school's computer network to control a botnet he'd built up between August 2006 and March 2007, and launched denial of service (DOS) attacks against Rudy Giuliani's Joinrudy2008.com website, Billoreilly.com and Anncoulter.com. He attacked the Bill O'Reilly site five times, ultimately forcing it offline.
The University of Akron was disrupted too, when Frost knocked its network offline for eight-and-a-half hours while trying to DOS-attack a gaming server hosted by the university. That happened on March 14, 2007. Frost's dorm room was raided two weeks later. He wasn't charged, however, until May of this year.
Prosecutors asked the court for a tough sentence after Frost lied to his probation officer about an online business he'd set up following his arrest. In a letter to the court, Frost said he set up the Discountjwh.com website earlier this year after quitting his job as a Stanley Steemer carpet cleaning technician. JWH is a form of synthetic cannabis that is legal for sale in some U.S. states, including Ohio.
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Wow!! I was expecting 30 minutes of community service and a job in the DOJ. This is a most heartening.
Good to hear some news about anti-Conservative hackers getting punished.
My guess is that the attack on the gaming server was his undoing.
They should be prosecuted for hate crimes by the US Justice Department, just like the white racists they are so rabidly harping about whilst knowingly ignoring the reverse. As far as I’m concerned a hacker is no better than an armed thief entering your house, your bedroom, your child’s bedroom or whatever nightmare you can dream up in your sleep. They deserve the ultimate response.
DDoS, pretty lame. I was expecting more.
PLUS he gets the pin head award too.
One less lib scum on the streets. Enjoy Bubba you friggin’ loser.
Just wait and see, the ACLU will make sure this turkey has a laptop and internet access while he is in the slammer.
Just another gullible young moron who has ruined his life for the Democratic Party.
One of many....
Funny thing, you didn’t see the Democrats defending him, or Vikram Buddhi, or David Kernell, or any other of these gullible fools.
His online business sold synthetic pot. Typical criminal
Pot makes people go crazy and leads to a life of crime. I saw that in the movie Reefer Madness. The dope smoking starts innocently enough then crime and insanity follow.
This is a text book case.
WOW— a college education destroyed & ending up “A Stanley Steamer carpet cleaning technician.””
What a rise in the economic world.......
Maybe the only liberal political “hack” going to jail.
It will look GREAT on his resume for Microsoft.
The bombastic bloviating buffoon, O'Reilly could use a hack or two.
RINO-rudy needs a trip to Africa for an old-fashioned hacking. :)
Don’t drop the soap hippie! Oh wait he may like that...