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    Posted: Feb/17/2012 at 1:37pm
In late 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) set up a bunch of secure servers to replace the ones created by seven individuals that were arrested for internet fraud. According to a statement by the FBI at the time of the arrests, "The dismantling of the defendants' rogue DNS servers - to which millions of computers worldwide had been redirected - would potentially have caused all of those computers, for all practical purposes, to lose access to websites." Read all about it on A Server Blog
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Wooooah thats crazy.  Talking about thieving at a large level (enter joke about all ISP's being thieves)
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Sad to think that a critical part of the internet's structure depended on servers that were put there by spammers. 
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