FBI raids ISP in Anonymous DDoS investigation

FBI raids ISP in Anonymous DDoS investigation
FBI raids ISP in Anonymous DDoS investigation 

By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
December 30, 2010

Authorities in the U.S. and Germany have raided Internet Service 
Providers in hopes of tracking down the hackers who launched distributed 
denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Web sites such as,, and earlier this month.

In documents posted Wednesday to the Smoking Gun Web site, the U.S. 
Federal Bureau of Investigation describes the complex path its 
investigation has taken as it has searched for the computers that served 
as a central meeting point for the attacks.

After Germany's Federal Criminal Police raided service provider Host 
Europe, they linked one of he IRC servers to Dallas's Tailor Made 
Services, the documents state. Two hard drives were seized from Dallas's 
Tailor Made Services on Dec. 16, the Smoking Gun reports. Another IRC 
server has been traced to Fremont, California's Hurricane Electric.

Neither Hurricane Electric nor Tailor Made Services could be reached 
immediately for comment Thursday.


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