FBI shuts down web servers in Virginia

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is apparently the cause for the shut down of a number of web sites this week for currently unknown reasons. The New York Times (via MSNBC.com) is reporting that the FBI raided a location in Reston, Virginia on Tuesday morning where a web server operation owned by a company called DigitalOne was in place. Officially the FBI won't comment on the reported raid. However a DigitalOne employee sent a note to its clients after the raid stating, " ... . In the night FBI has taken 3 enclosures with equipment plugged into them ..."

The same employee added that while the FBI was interested in just one of DigitalOne's web site clients the raid removed servers that affected "tens of clients". Apparently "the agents took entire server racks", according to the article. It's currently unclear when the servers and the interrupted web sites will be restored. While it's not known what the object of the raid was, an unnamed government official that the FBI and other government agencies were investigating the LulzSec hacker group and any related groups. It's possible that the location housed a hacker group's servers.

One of the companies affected by the FBI's raid is the Curbed Network which runs a network of blogs that cover various topics. The story states that Lockhart Steele, the head of the Curbed Network, told The New York Times that the company's servers were not the target of the raid, saying, "Our servers happened to be in with some naughty servers."

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I would say Lulzsec days are numbered. They seem to be ticking off everyone anymore, including other hackers.

This group hacked one of Lulzsec websites, and the IRC server. He/they threaten they will post the Lulzsec group members personal info soon.
http://ifoundtheinter.net/?p=77

Is there online sites to read the warrant? I mean you can look up anyone past arrests and tickets on almost any county website, surely there must be a place to read what the warrant said about these servers?

I reckon it will be something to do with lulzsec, in england they arrested that lad that had very little to do with lulzsec and now plan to make an example of him, desperate times call for desperate arrests, ridiculous.

GP007 said,
One site but they take the whole server rack or racks anyways. How about they just take the hdd instead?

I agree, unless they want to see it working with the OS and Apps installed.

GP007 said,
One site but they take the whole server rack or racks anyways. How about they just take the hdd instead?

you really know nothing about raid do you?

they need the raid controller

TsMkLg068426 said,
LulSec can go **** a steer! ***** ass bitches!

Why so mad? What their doing is the same thing you should be doing. Maybe go learn a little about intentional banking cartel. Every major currency is created and owned by PRIVATE national banks. Not only do they own the currency, they control political power, agencys, everything. I could go on all day about the issue. I'm glad to see these faceless entities hacked, I would like more backroom information wikileaks stuff though.

Monetary reform is the most important issue in the world, except everyone is blind.

Rusty.Metal said,

Why so mad? What their doing is the same thing you should be doing. Maybe go learn a little about intentional banking cartel. Every major currency is created and owned by PRIVATE national banks. Not only do they own the currency, they control political power, agencys, everything. I could go on all day about the issue. I'm glad to see these faceless entities hacked, I would like more backroom information wikileaks stuff though.

Monetary reform is the most important issue in the world, except everyone is blind.


LOL! I hope you **** gets ****ed for a purpose of a stupid script kiddie sitting in their parents basement fapping to kiddie porn and **** you dumb ****ing ****** wasting everyones else time because they can not afford **** for themselves ****ing themselves. STFU YOU ****ING INTERNET TERRORIST BEFORE WE NUKE YOUR PARENTS BASEMENT AND PCS!

Rusty.Metal said,

Why so mad? What their doing is the same thing you should be doing. Maybe go learn a little about intentional banking cartel. Every major currency is created and owned by PRIVATE national banks. Not only do they own the currency, they control political power, agencys, everything. I could go on all day about the issue. I'm glad to see these faceless entities hacked, I would like more backroom information wikileaks stuff though.

Monetary reform is the most important issue in the world, except everyone is blind.

I'm sorry - alt.conspiracy is two isles down on the right.

Do you feel powerless? Dis-enfranchised? Forgotten and forelorned? Do you feel that you deserve more than what you are actually entitled to?

The secret to true happiness is this: Be IN the World, not OF the World. Free yourself from the aformentioned conditions by living differently. Only consume what you actually *NEED* to consume. Produce *MORE* than what you just *NEED*, and give the remainder to those who *TRULY* need. Distance yourself from *THE SYSTEM* as much as you need to. Eliminate your debts.

Virginia is a dirty country I don't like them, they are all angry farmers. I hope hte FBI shuts down the whole Virgins.

Nonny said,
Virginia is a dirty country I don't like them, they are all angry farmers. I hope hte FBI shuts down the whole Virgins.
I don't see you post often, but when you do it always makes me facepalm, without fail.

Nonny said,
Virginia is a dirty country I don't like them, they are all angry farmers. I hope hte FBI shuts down the whole Virgins.

Wait... what?

Intrinsica said,
I don't see you post often, but when you do it always makes me facepalm, without fail.
I know right.

Intrinsica said,
I don't see you post often, but when you do it always makes me facepalm, without fail.

maybe i dont pots much cause i have sex with grills all day while ur home in alone the computer? NERD alert.

Nonny said,
Virginia is a dirty country I don't like them, they are all angry farmers. I hope hte FBI shuts down the whole Virgins.

When did VA became a country?

Nonny said,
maybe i dont pots much cause i have sex with grills all day while ur home in alone the computer? NERD alert.
That's absolute gold. I'm sure I would be offended, if it were true and spelt correctly. Unless of course you do have sex with grills? That's a fetish that you might like to keep to yourself.

Ok, I'm done.

Nonny said,

maybe i dont pots much cause i have sex with grills all day while ur home in alone the computer? NERD alert.

Hopefully it's a George Foreman grill.

Nonny said,
Virginia is a dirty country I don't like them, they are all angry farmers. I hope hte FBI shuts down the whole Virgins.

He reminds me of Jeff K. from somethingawful back in the day... LOL

Nonny said,

maybe i dont pots much cause i have sex with grills all day while ur home in alone the computer? NERD alert.

I thought that there was an age limit to joining Neowin.

Was I mistaken?

Nonny said,

maybe i dont pots much cause i have sex with grills all day while ur home in alone the computer? NERD alert.

LOL sex with grills has to be the post of year so far...here's a little free advice maybe spend more time having "sex with grills" and less time posting or at least proofread your posts before you hit that reply button