Saturday, September 14, 2013

FBI Hits Web-Host

Seems that the Feebs have been busy.

...the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, days before the servers of the largest provider of ultra-anonymous hosting were found to be serving custom malware designed to identify visitors....

Freedom Hosting was also a major hub for child porn distribution.  So a slimebucket and lots of his clients are looking at hard time.

But there's more to the story.

...the notion of shotgunning active malware out onto the general public's computers and hoping to snag a known culprit in that wide net is something that needs discussing....

The Feebs specifically went after Firefox 17 ESR, which is the browser used by TOR, an anonymizer.  Not everyone who uses TOR is a child-porn consumer or purveyor.

Yup.  Some discussion to follow.


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