TOR is the service that anonymizes the Internet for a user, which hides original location of the user of the network and more. This network being used by the privacy concerns people, but now it seems that this network also being being used by criminals for drugs, child porn and murder contracts.
But, we also cannot deny this thing, that sometimes innocent ‘Privacy concerns’ people also a Target by FBI.
Yesterday, an article by Wired revealed a technique called “drive-by download” under “Operation Torpedo” which is being used by FBI to target TOR users:
Via this method “a hacker infiltrates a high-traffic website and then subverts it to deliver malware to every single visitor. It’s one of the most powerful tools in the black hat arsenal, capable of delivering thousands of fresh victims into a hackers’ clutches within minutes,” wired writes.
At the end of Last month, TOR itself confirmed that someone out there which is exploiting TOR Network for De-Anonymize tor users, so finally answer is — FBI was behind that hacking, which is going under through by a Legal Search Warrant, and no one able to deny this hack, as it is LEGAL.
It is said that FBI is using malware technique since 2002 in cases ranging from computer hacking to bomb threats, child porn to extortion which called NIT(network investigative technique.)
NIT is a backdoor which allows FBI to access to your files, location, web history and webcam for a month at a time, or a slim, fleeting wisp of code that sends the FBI your computer’s name and address, and then evaporates.
Tor is the stuff or a network or a open-source software that allows you to surf the web anonymously. It achieves that by accepting connections from the public Internet—the “clearnet”—encrypting the traffic and bouncing it through a winding series of computers before dumping it back on the web through any of over 1,100 “exit nodes.”
The system also supports so-called hidden services—special websites, with addresses ending in .onion, whose physical locations are theoretically untraceable. Reachable only over the Tor network, hidden services are used by organizations that want to evade surveillance or protect users’ privacy to an extraordinary degree. Some users of such service have legitimate and even noble purposes—including human rights groups and journalists. But hidden services are also a mainstay of the nefarious activities carried out on the so-called Dark Net: the home of drug markets, child porn, murder for hire, and a site that does nothing but stream pirated My Little Pony episodes, Wired describes.
Finally the conclusion is —none of the Antivirus, Anti-malware or any security software can save you from this FBI’s Operation Torpedo, Once you visit a dangerous .onion site, you are gone, after that your every activity is being traced by FBI legally.
Stand up and Tell us what you think about FBI’s Warrant to hack the TOR users, Is Legal or Illegal?
Below is the copy of that Warrant: