Feeds

FBI seizes Mixmaster servers

Pittsburgh Uni threat investigation heating up

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Non-profit Riseup claims the FBI has seized a Mixmaster server from a colo shared by Riseup Networks in New York City.

The organization has issued a media release linking the siezure to investigations into Mixmaster as part of its investigation into ongoing bomb threats against the University of Pittsburgh.

The university has received more than 90 bomb threats since February.

According to Riseup, another user of the facility, May First/People Link, says the server was removed under an FBI search warrant. As well as a Mixmaster remailer, Riseup claims the server, operated by the European Counter Network, hosted an Italian cyber rights mailing list and a Mexican migrant solidarity group.

“Over 300 e-mail accounts, between 50-80 email lists, and several other Websites have been taken off the Internet by this action,” Riseup says. “None are alleged to be involved in the anonymous bomb threats.”

Riseup also criticizes the action on the basis that the Mixmaster server is unlikely to yield any useful information, because the anonymous remailer “does not record logs of connections, details of who sent messages, or how they were routed”. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
One HUNDRED FAMOUS LADIES exposed NUDE online
Celebrity women victimised as Apple iCloud accounts reportedly popped
Rubbish WPS config sees WiFi router keys popped in seconds
Another day, another way in to your home router
Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome
64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
NZ Justice Minister scalped as hacker leaks emails
Grab your popcorn: Subterfuge and slur disrupts election run up
HP: NORKS' cyber spying efforts actually a credible cyberthreat
'Sophisticated' spies, DIY tech and a TROLL ARMY – report
NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess
Too many keys, too badly managed
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons
66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records
'Federated search' spaffed info all over Five Eyes chums
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?