Down at the bottom of the story, quotes are attributed to people by their last name, with no previous mention of who those people are or how they are affiliated with the story. The only complete piece of information in the entire article is an account of a customer whose website is down.
All in all, just a terrible piece of writing.
The people who have been force-evacuated should sue the pants off the FBI and Verizon/AT&T. If they can't, then the law in the US is really quite ill-suited for online businesses. Perhaps they should look for their hosting needs in other countries.