Saturday, November 6, 2010

Former Student Gets 30 Months in Prison for DDoSing Conservative Figures and Using Botnets

Mitchell L. Frost, age 23, of Bellevue, Ohio 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.

The former student also admitted initiating denial of service attacks against University of Akron computer servers on or about March 14, 2007, which caused the entire University of Akron computer network to be knocked off-line for approximately 8 1⁄2 hours, preventing all students, faculty and staff members from accessing the network. The University claimed that response and remediation efforts to restore network services cost over $10,000. 

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