A 23-year-old man named Mitchell Frost owes Bill O’Reilly $40,000.
Frost was sentenced to 30 months in jail and ordered to pay $50,000 in total resitution by an Ohio court for hacking into web pages belonging to O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Rudy Giuliani.
Frost’s internet crimewave occurred between August 2006 and March 2007 while he was a student at the University of Akron. According to Computer World, Frost attacked O’Reilly’s site, BillOreilly.com, five times using a botnet hosted on the university’s computer network.
O’Reilly’s page was temporarily shut down by Frost’s assault. Frost also launched attacked on AnnCoulter.com and Giuliani’s presidential campaign site, JoinRudy2008.com.
Frost was charged with the attacks in May and he pled guilty. In addition to the $40,000 he owes O’Reilly, Frost will have to pay $10,000 to his alma mater.
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