FreedomWeb is a renowned Irish concern that provides web hosting services for the purpose of Tor hidden services which reached via the Tor encrypted or anonymized network has been shut down. The reason behind the shutdown of the network is that the owner of this company Eric Eoin Marques has been arrested because of allegations of being involved in facilitating child pornography.
An in-depth technical analysis of this malware might be conducted in the upcoming days as the security researchers have now started to examine its greater details. Since this attack was formulated for Firefox used with windows, which is actually based on the Bundle of the Tor browser, the chances are quite high that this attack is not a random happening and has been carried out intentionally for compromising with the internet user identities.
Though it might be a good victory for the FBI authorities against those who have been using Tor network for child pornography purposes, this has also given rise to a serious threat of security breach from internet users having malicious intentions and the international activists who utilize the internet platform for expressing their opinions.
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