Wired Thread Level has a writeup of that recent Dallas FBI raid that seized all the computers at a couple of colos. In particular, they have a copy of the warrant authorizing the raid. It confirms what I said in my previous blog on the subject.
Being technical means I'm more interested in reading the search warrant itself than I am reading the Wired story. Being technical, I wish more news articles were like that Wired article publishing the raw, technical sources of their data rather than digested summary of the content. I hope one day that it will be journalistic ethics that interview notes and other material be posted online next to the stories.
In any case, if you read the warrant, you see it's about this guy Mike Faulkner. It certainly appears this guy is up to no good. The warrant lists a number of places to search, such as his home, business, mail post office box, and so forth. However, is also lists the "Core IP" location that made the news. I've read the affidavit twice and found nothing that implicates "Core IP" other than the fact that one of Faulkner's business was once a customer of Core IP. There is certainly nothing that justifies the grabbing of all the customer equipment at the Core IP location.
As I said in my previous post, the FBI is good at crime, and it appears probable that Faulkner is a criminal. On the other hand, they are bad with computers, and there is nothing that justifies the way they raped Core IP and its customers.