FBI Raids Texas Server Farm for Clues to Anonymous Group, Operation Payback

Fahmida Y. Rashid

Federal agents seized two hard drives from a server in a Texas company believed to have been used to launch the DDoS attack against PayPal as part of a pro-WikiLeaks protest.

The FBI raided a Dallas-based server farm and seized servers used in the distributed denial-of-service attack against PayPal earlier this month, according to an affidavit obtained by the Smoking Gun Web site.

Federal agents are looking for clues as to the identity of the hackers who orchestrated the DDOS attack on PayPal, according to the affidavit. It is unclear whether the raids were successful in that regard.

The FBI began their investigation shortly after the Anonymous group of Internet activists  launched DDoS attacks against PayPal and other financial and technical service companies for cutting off support to the WikiLeaks site after it published thousands of secret U.S. state department cables.

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H/T Weasel Zippers

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