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#MatthewEdman And #FBI Develop #Torsploit #Malware


Daily Dot reported that a person by name Matthew #Edman, who was formerly a part-time at the #TorProject , helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by developing the #malware #Torsploit . 

news.bitcoin looks into it further: 

Anonymity software has been a thorn in the eye for law enforcement officials for years now, as these tools are often associated with illegal activities on the internet. Tor, one of the most commonly used forms of anonymity software, allows users to hide their real IP addresses and preserve anonymity on the World Wide Web.

But at the same time, #Tor has received a lot of attention from law enforcement. Earlier this year, a judge ruled that the #FBI and Carnegie Mellon University worked together in actively breaching the Tor protocol to identify Internet criminals. This shed a whole new light on the anonymity software, as there is very little point in using this software if law enforcement agencies have a #backdoor somewhere.

Whether or not that is the case remains a mystery. But that hasn’t kept the FBI from trying alternative solutions to identify Tor users. One of those examples comes in the form of Torsploit, a piece of malware that has effectively aided law enforcement in deanonymizing Tor users and tracking their real IP addresses.....

While the FBI do not officially acknowledge using this malware because they "lost" the source code they continue to work with Edman regularly according to darkwebnews.

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