In an attempt to pull down the active hacking group Lulz Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has mistakenly hampered several genuine businesses.
According to a blog report published by the New York Times, the agents of FBI seized three racks of web-hosting servers during a raid on a data facility centre on Tuesday. This made a number of websites to go offline or shift their work to different centres.
The raid which was conducted in Maryland at a data centre run by the Switzerland-based company Digital One, affected company’s real estate and restaurant blog. The other major websites which have been affected due to nonchalance behaviour of the FBI include the New York-based publisher, the Cubed Network, and the Pinboard bookmarking site.
The hosting company had to email its clients explaining the reason for which their websites have been affected.
“This problem is caused by the FBI, not our company. In the night FBI has taken 3 enclosures with equipment plugged into them, possibly including your server - we cannot check it,” read the excerpts of the email sent by Sergej Ostroumow, the chief executive officer of DigitalOne. The Swiss firm has accused FBI for its unprofessional behaviour.