“FBI brings you another busts today Another summer starts with an another bust. Seems like this is starting to happen every year now. Today somewhere around 9am F.B.I. officers took down 7-8 boxes from LT, following with an another bust @ datacenter of servermatrix located in Texas.
At the moment seems like 4 sites have been taken completely down by feds, and several sites has been closed down due to recent happenings. Some sites continue to operate as normal.
According to anonymous *wink* tech person on LT, MPAA caused the busts by reporting presites of FLAMES, DiAMOND, SAGA and HAFVCD to LT and FBI personnels. Boxes werent taken down by LT, but by the FBI when they came in. LT also gave box owners names and addresses and cc details for authorities.
At the same time FBI raided datacenter of SM and took down 18-20 boxes including boxes from 24TB drftpd.
Affected affils include at least: FLAMES, SAGA, DiAMOND, NBP, F4GC and TBE. Theres reports of other affils too, but they’re mostly rumors so we dont include them here.
Now for all groups: Leave the insecure .us colo scene. ANYONE can start a site there, and its just matter of time before LT or SM tech notices that site running there. They even forbid that on their legal agreement, and they take the box offline if they see anything related to warez on there. Now its time to act, and make the scene more secure. Finally! We saw this last year too, we saw this an year before. And we will see this if nobody does anything. Fuck to colos. Fuck to P2P. Keep the scene secure.“