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A US student began a 30-month sentence on Friday after he was convicted of using a network of compromised PCs he established to flood the websites of conservative politicians and pundits. Mitchell L Frost, 23, of Bellevue, Ohio, had earlier admitted launching denial of service attacks against the websites of Bill O'Reilly, …


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  1. R J Tysoe

    "former" student

    Why "former student"? If the headline was "Former student Jailed for university hack attacks" it might make sense, since he was a former student of the university, but in relation to the political attacks, it doesn't.

    I'm sure many, if not all of your readers are "former students", as I expect we all went to school at some time.

    Mines the one with the badge and Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus on the breast pocket.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Different words have meanings...

      If you quit or are forced out (jail, failing grades, arrested, etc) then you're a "former student".

      Otherwise you're a graduate.

    2. Matt Bryant Silver badge

      RE: "former" student

      I think the description is being used as Mr Frost doesn't seem to have entered gainful employment since being an undergrad at Arkon. So, seeing as we all like to label people by their professions, the reporters that wrote the original copy were kind of stuck at "well, he used to be a student, but now he just sits in his Mom's basement and hacks people's credit card details.... what do we put that down as?" Seeing as all the reports on the Web seem to be just rehashes of the FBI report, which, along with the court papers, labelled Mr Frost as a "former student", our intrepid and unstintingly original Reg hacks just regurgitated the same label as the other tierlessly innovative hacks.

      In the meantime, where are the usual hordes of frothing libtards screaming that his political holiness makes his crimes justifiable, and that it's all a big consipracy by The Man to shut down student political groups and the like (well, some noddy sh*t like that)?

      1. asdf Silver badge

        no need

        When you go after the right in the good ole USA very bad things tend to happen to you like 30 months of getting prison raped. Now if he would have simply hacked an abortion clinic he would have gotten a medal. Just kidding both the right and left suck. They just use different methods to screw you over (right makes draconian laws to control you, left takes your all money and gives handouts for political favor.)

    3. Anonymous Coward

      Because you have to be edjumacated to believe

      some of the crap he was spouting.

      Although some of us do manage to make it through relatively unscathed.

    4. PacketPusher

      "former" Student

      He also coughed to launching a denial of service attack on the University of Akron, the university where he was enrolled at the time of the March 2007 attack.

      It appears that he was a student at the time of the attacks, but is not a student now. So the former student reference does make some sense.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Well . . . . . . .

    At least he wasn't fucking with anyone that mattered in the least.

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