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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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Originally posted by traderjack
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
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!