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At Least Four Top Sites Busted
« on: June 26, 2006, 09:05:20 am »
For those that are familuar with the p2p and bit torrent software/movie release groups-

According to an internal scene notice, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has confiscated dozens of servers belonging to at least four top sites. The release groups FLAMES, DiAMOND, SAGA and HAFVCD, hosted by Layered Technologies in Frisco Texas, are reportedly offline. Several other affiliate sites, hosted by Server Matrix, were also taken down.  

According to the scene notice, FBI agents entered Layered Technologies at 9 AM. At that point, the servers were already offline and awaiting FBI confiscation. Simultaneously, the scene notice states FBI agents entered Server Matrix's facility and confiscated 18-20 servers from yet unnamed top sites.

The scene notice also states that according to an employee of Layered Technologies, the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) had filed a complaint with the connectivity provider, along with the FBI.

At the current time, the release groups FLAMES, SAGA, DiAMOND, NBP, F4CG and TBE appear affected. Release groups, or top sites, are the virtual pinnacle of the online warez scene. Most online movie and software releases originate from these sources, and slowly trickle their way to mainstream distribution methods such as the Newsgroups, IRC, P2P and BitTorrent.

At the time of publication, the MPAA, FBI, or Layered Technologies were not able to provide comment for this article.

As a final point, the scene notice closes with the following:

"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."

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 10:45:04 am »
It would be nice to have a link to that info.
In the end this will not even slow down nor effect anyone involved as none of the mentioned groups are even inside the USA.

I could have gotten them newer/faster/cheeper servers and hosting anyhow.  :idea:

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 12:07:02 pm »