F.B.I. Seizes Web Servers, Knocks Eater Offline

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An F.B.I. raid has shut down popular food site, Eater
According to The New York Times, The F.B.I, seized several Web servers, including Eater's in a raid of DigitalOne's hosting facility in Reston, Virginia.

DigitalOne is a Web hosting company based in Switzerland, with dozens of major Web clients in the United States.

The F.B.I. was investigating the Lutz Security Group and affiliated hackers and when it took the servers assigned to Lutz, it confiscated entire server racks with I.P. addresses not linked to the companies in question, according to an e-mail statement issued by DigitalOne's chief executive, Sergej Ostroumow.

The seizure affected several of DigitalOne's clients not involved with the raid, including Curbed Network, which owns food site Eater.

Curbed Network's president, Lockhart Steele said yesterday, ""Our servers happened to be in with some naughty servers." Curbed is working to get its sites back online, hopefully sometime today.

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Forearms
Forearms

Is that guy on the right pointing his Uzi at another officer?

You Could Be Next...
You Could Be Next...

Of course nothing will happen in terms of the F.B.I. trampling on the Constitutional rights of those companies NOT involved in the raid. They're lying when they say, "Oh we didn't realize which server was which..." BULLSHIT!! You may be next, is Big Brother watching you...?

Beast
Beast

Sounds like the McCarthy era all over again...

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