Posted by: gavinstokes | February 17, 2011

U.S. Government Accidentally Shuts Down 84,000 Websites


Last Friday, ICE’s Cyber Crimes Center proudly seized various domain names as part of “Operation Save Our Children,” claiming the domains were involved with the distribution of child pornography. Unfortuanly only 10 of them them where, the rest where a collection of small business and private websites. All websites where pointed to the following banner.

Even after being made aware of the mistake it still took up to six days to get the sites redirected, and no apology was offered or metion of the msiate was made in ICE’s press release

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