Monday, August 5, 2013

Tor Websites Down As Alleged Freedom Hosting Admin Arrested For Child Porn Distribution

Via WiscoDave


Wonder if he could have been set up?

Evidence suggests hackers employed by the FBI managed to track some Tor users

Scores of “darknet” websites and services remain inaccessible following the arrest of an Irish man believed to be the head of Freedom Hosting, the biggest service provider on the anonymous Tor network.

The FBI has accused Eric Eoin Marques of facilitating child pornography distribution. If he is extradited to the US, he could spend up to 30 years in prison.

Marques is expected to appear in Ireland’s High Court on Thursday, reports The Independent in Ireland. He was identified as a result of a cyber attack on Freedom Hosting, which had also configured the servers to spread the infection.

Hacking in the name of the law

More @ Tech Week Europe


  1. Weren't all these secure servers and emails developed by and for the military? Wouldn't that indicate that the NSA would know how to track users? I don't know anything about technology, these are serious questions.