Originally posted by chevrofreak
FBI, confiscated ;P
When was this?
Here is the message they sent:
Approximately 12:00 A.M. EST Feb. 20th 2004:
We have 3 servers down which is out of our hands
This is because of a scandalous crime ring that has
now been caught. http://www.gobalshare.com/
Here is a screenshot of one of their websites when
it was still active:
They took advantage of our instant account creation
and we did not catch them in time to delete their
accounts. However, the FBI tracked down their next
locations (our servers unfortunately) and they came
in and confiscated the servers until approximately
10:00 A.M. EST, Feb 20th 2004. No data will be
touched of yours, but they needed to take the drives
to analyze all data to track them and prosecute
them. In a way, we have helped take down another
ignorant scheme on the Internet, but it is also
going to hurt both you and us. We cannot begin to
express how unfortunate this is and how so much evil
does exist, we wish this had not happened at all.
Be assured we are in direct contact with them and
cooperating to the fullest extent to get the servers
back up as soon as possible. We are also willingly
cooperating with them so these culprits get
prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The fortunate aspect is that this is being done in
non-business hours for over 90% of our clients. Your
full cooperation is greatly appreciated. We require
that you relay this information to anyone else that
you know also on the server your account is on.
We can not express how much your cooperation in this
disaster is needed.
We sincerely thank you.