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FBI Raids Dallas Internet Service Provider Core IP

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posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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FBI Raids Dallas Internet Service Provider Core IP


www.pcworld.com

U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have raided a Dallas ISP, knocking the company and almost 50 of its clients offline.

The early morning Thursday raid closed down the operations of Core IP Networks, which operated out of two floors of a Telx collocation facility at 2323 Bryan Street in Dallas. The raid had to do with the activities of a former customer, according to Matthew Simpson, Core IP's CEO. "The FBI is investigating a company that has purchased services from Core IP in the past," he wrote in a note posted to a Google Sites page. "This company does not even collocate with us anywhere, much less 2323 Bryan Street Datacenter."

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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Is this the beginning of the control of the net?

An ENTIRE internet service provider raided and shut down because of ONE customer?!?

And WHAT exactly did this ONE customer do that was so horrible that feds needed to raid the ISP and knock it off line?

Something to keep a close eye on IMO...



www.pcworld.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:14 PM
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Great, now they can go for the servers. Plant a 'crime' and get all the data from isp, very easy. A new big brother trend can start from this. They can just take all the servers one by one for datamining.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:16 PM
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The speculation in IT circles is that this is related to the pirating of the upcoming X-Men movie. No less ominous... in fact, even more incredible that copyright infringement investigation may result in an entire hosting service-center being shut down.







(running off to make sure the ATS off-site back-ups are up to date)



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
The speculation in IT circles is that this is related to the pirating of the upcoming X-Men movie. No less ominous... in fact, even more incredible that copyright infringement investigation may result in an entire hosting service-center being shut down.



Ah, I was wondering if perhaps it had something to do with the pirating of the x-men/wolverine movie.

I am wondering though, is shutting down an entire ISP not a bit of an over reaction? Would that kind of action really be neccasary in order to find who specifically is responsible, or does it just make the FBI's job a bit easier since they now essentially have acess to every part of that ISP.

I live in Dallas, I may go investigate but at this point it does not sound like I would be able to find out anything new that hasnt already been brought up by the article. No harm in trying though I suppose.


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posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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At least we know who the government actually works for. The taxpayers are robbed of trillions and get nothing but pillow talk, but the entertainment industry gets a film pirated and the FBI moves in a task force.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 12:34 PM
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Just what does "almost fifty clients" represent? Are these clients websites? If so, this is a very small operation, bordering on fly-by-night, no?

Not that I don't agree with the premise that the FBI is doing the bidding of the entertainment industry in its copyright policing, but I'd like some clarification about just what the scale of this operation is was.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 01:00 PM
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I just called the FBI Dallas. I also emailed them.

I was hoping to ask some one a few questions about the raid. The man who picked up the phone, ended up forwarding me to a man name Alan's voicemail. I could not understand what his last name was on the voice mail recording.

Anyway, I left a message with my contac info, and a asked a few questions, and I explained why I was asking the questions. Hopefully, I will hear back from "Alan" shortly.

I will let you all know, what, if anything, they say.

I am going to look for a phone number that is connected to the ISP that was raided, Mabye they will be willing to answer some questions as well.

Here also, is a bit of info, about the ISP that was raided, alot of the info in this link was already provided in the pcworld link.

www.2323-bryan-street-dallas.com...


I just realized that the link I provided here, is not the main part of that website. Here is the main page of the website, for TELX which has an office at 2323 Bryan ST in Dallas TX

www.telx.com...

UGh, I hope I hear back soon. They are probably checking my criminal background as I type this.
No need to worry though. I am clean!

[edit on 4-4-2009 by gimme_some_truth]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 01:15 PM
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I'm waiting for the other 50 websites to sue the FBI. If one shop in a mall sells stolen goods they dont shut down the whole mall.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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For anyone who is interested, Here is the FBI Dallas website

dallas.fbi.gov...

I have not seen any mention of the raid there, however, the contact info for them is provided at the top right of the main page, for anyone who is intersted.

I havent really found a decent number that is connected to the ISP.

Here, if anyone is interested, is the google earth, street view of 2323 Bryan Street

2323 Bryan ST

You have to scroll right, three or four clicks, in order to get a decent view of the front of the building. I have been past that building many times. I didnt realize that it was an ISP. Interesting.

[edit on 4-4-2009 by gimme_some_truth]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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What a pathetic form of governance we have created for ourselves.


So in an effort to enforce the "property" interests of one party, the government has the right to destroy the property interests of anyone else they choose, if it will further their investigation?


God forbid a criminal suspect should ever make his escape by cutting through your yard. You may just find the state seizing your home in its criminal investigation.


What a bunch of yahoos.


[edit on 4-4-2009 by loam]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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You gotta wonder.

In an ongoing investigation it is unlikely that anything other than ancillary information will be readily available. I imagine it will come as no surprise to many that the various incarnations of the DMCA are a likely candidate. Especially since it was the FBI who were the actors in this scenario.

The Justice department has been mandated to become a branch of corporate citizen property security. Yes, it does say much about the interconnection between the government and the corporate citizen. But it was not like our representatives didn't have a chance to say 'just say no' to the drug of government power.

Addicts..... *sigh*



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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From Reuters.com Thu Apr 2, 2009


the studio said it would be able to determine the source of the leak, though it did not immediately disclose it, saying: "The FBI and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) also are actively investigating this crime.


From DSLreports.com


Earlier this week, an unfinished copy of the upcoming Wolverine movie was leaked via BitTorrent. It's been interesting to watch just how quickly the film industry managed to get the FBI to launch a massive investigation into the source of the leak, which should be helped by forensic marks embedded in the release. User Qumahlin See Profile submits this CBS news report, the user claiming a raid on a Dallas data center is part of this investigation.

"Quite a few companies I do business with are completely screwed and losing money thanks to this," says the user, who claims the impacted companies told him the raid was Wolverine related. We've been unable to confirm this, since the FBI won't comment."


CBS TV News Dallas


Report Shows Alleged Fraud Against AT&T, Verizon CBS 11 News has uncovered new information about FBI raids against Dallas companies that provide web servers for dozens of businesses in North Texas and across the country. Court documents show it's all part of an alleged massive fraud scheme against AT&T and Verizon.


What is really going on here?



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 02:00 PM
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I think I may have found out what the raid was all about,

cbs11tv.com...

Check out this excerpt.


Court documents show it's all part of an alleged massive fraud scheme against AT&T and Verizon.

Court records show Verizon first went to the FBI this past January, alleging some North Texas web server providers were cheating them and AT&T out of millions of dollars.


So apparently, Verizon, and AT&T filed a complaint with the FBI about this company apparently cheating them out of money. Fraud, in my opinion might explain why the whole thing got shut down. Very interesting.

Here also are a few other articles from the local ABC, and Fox affiliates.

The Fox article seems to not load completley or is unfinished some how.

www.myfoxdfw.com...

the Dallas news (affiliated with local ABC channel 8) website has a article and a video of WFAA Channel 8's news coverage of the story.

www.dallasnews.com...


Anyway, it seems that this raid has to do with AT&T and Verizon being a victim of fraud at the hands of Telx/CoreIT. Althoug, apparently, according to CoreIT, they claim, that it was their CLIENTS who owe AT&T and Verizon the money....

I still have not heard back from the FBI, and Quite honestly, am not sure that I ever will. It seems though that the raid was related to this company defrauding AT&T and Verizon, and not the pirating of the yet to be released x-men movie.



EDIT: I see "Smack" posted the CBS link just before I did. Just wanted to give credit where it is due. Very good buddy!


[edit on 4-4-2009 by gimme_some_truth]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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What a waste of precious federal resources! The FBI should be chasing terrorists, child pornographers, and other vermin, not 'protecting' some B-rate comic book movie!

Asinine



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by traderjack
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What a waste of precious federal resources! The FBI should be chasing terrorists, child pornographers, and other vermin, not 'protecting' some B-rate comic book movie!

Asinine


Unfortunately, these B-rate movies run our economy.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:12 PM
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Hmmmm- it may also be related to Time Warner's test run of 'limited MB- so we can charge you more' pile of snot. i heard they piloted the program somewhere- the person who told me they are pretty sure it was in Texas. So... They are wanting to put the squeeze on anyone who goes over their bandwidth limit.

[edit on 4-4-2009 by wylekat]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:12 PM
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hmmm this may be related to whats going on.

www.youtube.com...




2nd line...



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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I've no doubt the MPAA had a hand in this. I've said it before and i'll say it again: I fail to see the difference between the MPAA/RIAA and the Mafia. These people think they can tear the Constitution to shreds to protect the property of the companies they represent.


TheAssociate



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:31 PM
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These days, even the activities of the FBI will be audited. They will have targets that they must achieve in order to be seen as operating efficiently. I imagine easy prey such as this will bump up their figures.



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