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FBI confirms they were behind Freedom Hosting's takeover

An FBI agent testifying at the court hearing where the subject of bail for Freedom Hosting owner Eric Eoin Marques was discussed has confirmed that the FBI has, indeed, had a hand in taking over the host's servers and setting pages hosted on them to serve de-anonymizing malware to visitors, Wired reports. Freedom Hosting is well known for allowing pages containing child pornography to be hosted on its servers, and has been the target of attacks by Anonymous in 2011, but among the sites it hosted were also "good" services such as TorMail.

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16 Sep
Jedi Mercer @jedimercer
RT @DrInfoSec: FBI confirms they were behind Freedom Hosting's takeover http://t.co/1PBRY6ndZH [served "de-anonymizing malware" to visitors]
16 Sep
Cyber Informer @cybfor
FBI confirms they were behind Freedom Hosting's takeover: [http://t.co/oONrmRmYVE] An FBI agent testifying at... http://t.co/pSmqQ8NmuC
16 Sep
Christophe Veltsos @DrInfoSec
FBI confirms they were behind Freedom Hosting's takeover http://t.co/1PBRY6ndZH [served "de-anonymizing malware" to visitors]
16 Sep
helpnetsecurity @helpnetsecurity
FBI confirms they were behind Freedom Hosting's takeover - http://t.co/GgRtx6t3DO