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The FBI Used a 'Non-Public' Vulnerability to Hack Suspects on Tor

If the vulnerability was a so-called zero day, that would bring up all sorts of disclosure issues for the FBI.
Joseph Cox
11.29.16
Australia

​Australian Authorities Hacked Computers in the US

Australian authorities hacked Tor users in the US as part of a child pornography investigation, Motherboard has learned.
Joseph Cox
8.15.16
Hacking

How a Child Porn Case Became a Battle Over Government Secrets

The reason the government won't disclose its Tor Browser exploit? It's classified.
Joseph Cox
5.19.16
crime

Court Docs Confirm FBI's Child Porn Hack Was International

The FBI has so far declined to comment on whether it hacked computers outside of the US.
Joseph Cox
5.17.16
crime

Lawyer Scrambles to Withdraw Plea After FBI Mass Hacking Case Collapses

It's an early sign that other Playpen cases might face further legal challenges.
Joseph Cox
5.6.16
crime

Second Judge Argues Evidence From FBI Mass Hack Should Be Thrown Out

There's controversy over whether the warrant the FBI used to search suspects' computers is valid.
Joseph Cox
4.27.16
Hacking

FBI Is Pushing Back Against Judge's Order to Reveal Tor Browser Exploit

Special Agent Daniel Alfin likened the exploit to a defect in a lock, and argued that its particulars weren't necessary to the defense's case.
Joseph Cox and Sarah Jeong
3.29.16
Hacking

FBI Raid Radio Station Following Child Porn Hack

A raid in New Hampshire is the latest in connection with a mass hacking campaign by the FBI to identify visitors to a dark web child porn site.
Joseph Cox
3.22.16
Hacking

Dark Web Policing Threatens National Sovereignty, Researcher Argues

Law enforcement often don't know where a suspect is located before they deploy malware, opening up a whole load of possible ramifications.
Joseph Cox
3.14.16
crime

​Here Is the Warrant the FBI Used to Hack Over a Thousand Computers

A lightly redacted version of the warrant and supporting documentation for the largest known law enforcement hacking operation to date has been released.
Joseph Cox
3.8.16
crime

New Case Suggests the FBI Shared Data from Its Mass Hacking Campaign with the UK

Vithusan Puvaneswaran accessed the dark web site Playpen. Around a week after the FBI shut it down, he was arrested.
Joseph Cox
2.10.16