Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 05, 2014

The FBI Uses Malware To Combat Online Anonymity

When you or I are caught using malware it's a crime. When the FBI does it they are simply using it as a tool. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Online anonymity is a beautiful, terrible thing, so naturally governments and law enforcement types are eager to see what happens behind the web's closed doors. Naturally, that includes the folks at the FBI: According to Wired, the FBI has been using "network investigative techniques" -- like highly specific, purpose-built malware -- to help peel back popular anonymizing service Tor's layers of obscurity to catch criminals.