Thursday, March 24, 2016

FBI hackers took down a child porn ring

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The Justice Department just closed a historic case, a massive investigation called Operation Torpedo. And now that details are coming into focus, it’s clear that we’re in a new era: FBI agents are taking on the role of hacker spies.
The FBI has resorted to court-authorized mass hacking, which pushes legal boundaries. Visit the wrong website, click on a picture — and the FBI can slip into your computer.
Operation Torpedo started in 2011 when police in the Netherlands found a large child porn site and gained administrative access to it. They found that the Web server was physically located inside a data center at Power DNN, a Web hosting service located in Bellevue, Nebraska. According to court records, Dutch cops then tipped off the FBI.