So, What Led FBI Agents to Raid a Downtown Office Building Yesterday Morning?

KTVT-Channel 11 ran a piece last night concerning an early-Thursday-morning FBI raid at 2323 Bryan Street downtown, site of an enormous Internet server hub. The shutdown, in fact, led to the temporary disabling of a significant number of Web sites yesterday. The feds specifically seized the computers from Core IP Networks' data center, whose CEO, Matthew Simpson, posted a missive in which he claims no wrongdoing:

Neither I, nor Core IP are involved in any illegal activities of any kind. The only data that I have received thus far is that the FBI is investigating a company that has purchased services from Core IP in the past. This company does not even colocate with us anywhere, much less 2323 Bryan Street Datacenter. 

Currently nearly 50 businesses are completely without access to their email and data.  Citizen access to Emergency 911 services are being affected, as Core IP's primary client base consists of telephone companies.

DSLreports.com has a wild guess concerning the raid: Just maybe it's related to this week's leak of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the FBI's investigation concerning the illegal sneak preview.

Update on April 5, 3:50 p.m.: No one believes this raid had anything to do with a Wolverine leak, least of all the writer of this post and those who've subsequently commented on it.

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