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Former Developer of Tor Helped FBI by Creating Malware to Expose Tor Users

A former developer of Tor Project is seemingly making a living by creation of malware for the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), which enables agents to expose users of Tor anonymity software. When Matt Edman was studying in Baylor University in 2008, at that time he joined as a developer on the Tor Project.

FBI is using a killer malware known as Torsploit, developed by Edman, to expose users of Tor. Reports show that FBI and various federal law enforcement agencies are using the malware for many high profile cases to expose Tor users.

An ex-developer of Tor Project was hired by US government, who was creating malware for FBI that enables the agency to expose the unknown users of the unidentified browser.

Matt Edman is the ex-Tor insider, who is now source of the government. Hackread.com posted on April 28th, 2016, stating that Matt Edman who is a cybersecurity expert, was formerly a part-time developer of Tor Project, a non-profit organization that created the Tor software as well as maintain the network around 10 years ago.

Agents of FBI packed the malware of Edman under a Flash file that was placed on the site. The actual IP address of the user would be detected by the malware and then will be sent to servers of FBI along with a timestamp, whenever the user who accesses the site enables the Flash in their Tor Browser.

This information was used by FBI for deanonymizing 25 suspects, and till now 19 of these suspects are convicted. After this, the FBI go ahead to use other malware, and many also suspect that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is covertly using an exploit even in Tor Browser, which may also work in the Firefox browsers.

FBI continued the association with Edman, and he has been credited for helping the Bureau to bring down the Silk Road marketplace, where it has been mentioned that Edman had an important role, especially in hunting down Ross Ulbricht Dark Web and Bitcoin transactions.

During last few years, Edman had joined Bloomberg as well as FTI Consulting. Currently, he is key executive of Berkley Research Group, and works with three former agents of FBI and an ex-federal prosecutor all of whom worked on Silk Road case also.

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