child pornography

Pierluigi Paganini February 10, 2020
A sad story of pedophilia on how disgusting images fed the web

The journalist Livio Varriale sheds the light on a story about pedophilia that starts from afar and still today finds its roots in the darker side of the internet. Today, I’m going to tell you a horrible story that dwells on the dark web, a story about pedophilia that starts from afar and still today […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 09, 2017
FBI masqueraded the NIT in a video-bait to unmask sextortionist on Tor

The FBI used a NIT involving a specially crafted video file to unmask a sextortionist that via Tor was threatening youngsters. The FBI has used once again the network investigative technique (NIT) for unmasking Tor users, this time the feds used it to arrest a suspected sextortionist. The man is accused of having tricked young […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 11, 2017
Privacy groups claim FBI hacking operation in the PlayPen case was unconstitutional

According to Privacy groups, the FBI search warrant used to hack into thousands of computers around the world in the PlayPen case was unconstitutional, Privacy groups are claiming the FBI hacking campaign against the Playpen child pornography community violated international law. According to the court documents, the FBI monitored the Playpen bulletin board Tor hidden service […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2017
Anonymous hacked Freedom Hosting II, a fifth of the Dark Web is down

The group of hacktivists Anonymous hacked the popular Freedom Hosting II Dark Web hosting provider, a fifth of the .onion websites is down. The collective Anonymous is back, this time the hacker groups breached Freedom Hosting II, a popular Dark Web hosting provider. After the closure of the original Freedom Hosting, Freedom Hosting II (FHII) become […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2016
FBI must reveal the network investigative technique used to hack more than 1000 computers

The FBI must provide details on the network investigative technique used to hack more than 1000 computers in a case involving child pornography. In a case involving child pornography, the FBI was ruled by a judge to provide all the code used to hack the PC of suspects and detailed information related to the procedure […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2016
TorMail hack, FBI surgical operation, or dragnet surveillance?

In 2013 the FBI agents seized TorMail, now new information are emerging on the operations. Someone believes it was a surgical ops others accuse Feds of dragnet surveillance. In 2013 the FBI agents seized TorMail, at the time the most popular dark web email services. The US law enforcement agency seized the TorMail database during in concomitants of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2016
The FBI used the NIT to de-anonymize thousand Pedos on Tor

The US law enforcement conducted an unprecedented hacking campaign leveraging on the  network investigative technique (NIT) to de-anonymize Tor users. In July, at least two individuals from New York have been charged with online child pornography crimes after visiting a hidden service on the Tor network. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had used a hacking […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2015
NIT, the Flash code the FBI used to deanonymize pedo’s on Tor

A look to the “NIT Forensic and Reverse Engineering Report, Continued from January 2015”. NIT code was used by the FBI to deanonymize Tor users. On December 22nd, 2014 Mr. Joseph Gross retained the assistance of Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, Dr. Matt Miller, and Mr. Josh Stroschein to provide the testimony as the expert in the process […]