FBI Goes Looking for Anonymous at Texas Facility

This month, a loosely affiliated group of Internet volunteers targeted PayPal for denial-of-service attacks. They organized online in chat rooms and voted on which targets to hit. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says that the commands that launched the distributed attack, which harnessed computers from around the world, came from an IP address in a Texas server farm. Now, the FBI has obtained a warrant to search the facility's computers looking for evidence, Ars Technica reports.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is targeting a Texas-based computer network that the government thinks was hijacked for the Anonymous group's Operation: Payback DDoS attack on PayPal.

"As part of the process of identifying the computer system that I seek to search, I may be forced to check each system belonging to the target customer until I have determined that it is the computer to be searched," the author of the FBI's Affidavit in Support of a Search Warrant of the facility explains.

The FBI's request was obtained by The Smoking Gun news site. It comes following Anonymous or 4chan's attempt to bring down various financial service companies that refused to do business with Wikileaks, most notably PayPal and the Swiss bank PostFinance.

Read the full story at Ars Technica.

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