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Man Charged With Attack on Bill O'Reilly Web Site

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posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:10 AM
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Federal prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Bellevue, Ohio, man with launching a series of Internet attacks against conservative Web sites, including those of Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Rudy Giuliani.



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According to court filings, Mitchell Frost launched the distributed denial of service attacks from a 'botnet' network of hacked computers he controlled between March 7 and March 12, 2007. Frost is also accused of using his botnet to steal information including usernames, passwords and credit card numbers from compromised computers.

He was charged Friday on one count each of damaging a protected computer system and possessing unauthorized access devices.

Frost was a first-year student at the University of Akron at the time of the attacks and allegedly used the school's computer network to access the botnet, built up between August 2006 and March 2007. Federal agents raided Frost's dorm room on March 28, 2007, about three weeks after the attacks, and found nearly 3,000 illegally obtained usernames and passwords, court filings state.


They are just now charging him? It took them this long to build a case? Wow, he must have covered his tracks pretty well for prosecutors to only now be able to charge him with it. This was just an attack based on the political ideals of one college student in Ohio.

The scarier side to this is when attacks come from Countries that don't share our Democracy views and start attacking our cyber infrastructure. Which as a few articles I have read recently announce is quite a concern within the DoD.




posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:13 AM
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There is nothing 'conservative' about fascism.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:29 AM
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Originally posted by davidmann
reply to post by UberL33t
 


There is nothing 'conservative' about fascism.


what? how is this facism? he should be put in jail.



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:31 AM
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lol

u have to read between the lines
what the rest of the story they didn't print.

As part of his punishment, he has been working
for the NSA and CIA for the past 2 years hacking
into Chinese counter intel networks.

Since he did such a good job, now he's being
charged and convicted and will only get
probation and NO jail time.

He worked his way out of a prison sentence


Course that's just 1 theory



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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Course that's just 1 theory


Would explain the 3 year gap in charging him
Plausible indeed!



posted on May, 19 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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Originally posted by tauempire

Originally posted by davidmann
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There is nothing 'conservative' about fascism.


what? how is this facism? he should be put in jail.


I agree. O'reilly belongs in jail.




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