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Man charged with attacking O'Reilly, Coulter websites
While enrolled as an undergrad at the University of Akron in Ohio, Frost used the school's computer network to establish a botnet of compromised computers across the United States and other countries, prosecutors said.
According to an indictment, Frost scanned the internet searching for vulnerable computer networks to access and gain control over.
Frost then used the botnet to initiate DDoS attacks that temporarily interrupted the operation of www.billoreilly.com, www.anncoulter.com and www.joinrudy2008.com, prosecutors said. The DDoS attacks caused each website to be knocked offline, resulting in damages exceeding $5,000.
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