Last month, The Anonymous network TOR was under attack, everyone guessing about the FBI- yes, they were behind the attack, the FBI told an Irish court that it was behind the shenanigans.
FBI hack of TOR was supposed to target associates of the Freedom Hosting’s operator Eric Eoin Marques who’s currently being detained in Dublin, Ireland for his involvement in a massive child pornography operation.
On August 4, an error message was displaying on all the websites hosted by Freedom Hosting with hidden code embedded in the page. Security researchers dissected the code and found it exploited a security hole in Firefox to identify users of the Tor Browser Bundle, reporting back to a mysterious server in Northern Virginia. The FBI was the obvious suspect, but declined to comment on the incident.
Tor Browser Bundle users who installed or manually updated after June 26 were safe from the exploit, according to the Tor Project’s security advisory on the hack.
VIA– Wired| Gizmodo