[tor-talk] Silk Road taken down by FBI

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Oct 4 16:10:03 UTC 2013

On Fri, Oct 04, 2013 at 08:57:04AM -0700, Gordon Morehouse wrote:

> I *think* people are mistaking VPN for VPS here - I can't find the
> source, but there was some well distributed speculation that the FBI
> was easily able to obtain a server image without disrupting the site
> itself by having a VPS provider (in "a country with Mutual Treaty
> Assistance" or some phrase like that) image it hot.

The SOP for physical servers with RAID1 is pull one drive, which contains
a perfect mirror copy up to the point of the drive having been pulled.
Most operators do not notice, and if they do, it will be chalked up to
a faulted drive.
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