FBI Seized All TorMail MailboxesAdded: Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the entire email database of a well-known anonymous webmail service TorMail. This means that all of your secret mails now can be read by the agents. The service was seized while investigating a hosting company accused for sheltering kids porn in 2013. Now the US government claims that it has uncovered lots of emails that can be used in unrelated investigations.
Seized from Freedom Hosting, the email database emerged in court papers in the end of January when prosecutors indicted a Florida individual for trading counterfeit credit cards on the Internet. The FBI executed a search warrant on a Gmail account the alleged counterfeiters used, and discovered that orders for fake cards were sent to a TorMail e-mail account. Then the agents obtained a search warrant for that account and accessed it from the FBI’s own copy of “data and information from the TorMail email server, including the content of TorMail email accounts”.
It means that the FBI collects data into a virtual lock box and leaves it there until it manages to obtain specific authority to tap it later. So far the agency doesn’t search the trove for incriminating evidence before receiving a warrant. However, now the FBI has a copy of the TorMail’s servers and is able to execute endless search warrants.
The problem for TorMail users is that the mail service once claimed that it was absolutely immune to spying. This move gives the FBI the second major victory over so-called anonymous communication. Back in 2013, the agency won a court order demanding secure email provider Lavabit to turn over the master encryption keys for its site. This court decision would have given agents the technical ability to spy on all 400,000 users of the service. Instead of complying, Lavabit preferred to voluntarily close down and is currently appealing the surveillance order.
As for TorMail, this service was known as the webmail provider of the Darknet of anonymous and encrypted sites and services, which makes the cache of the US authorities very valuable.
February 3rd,2014Posted by:
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
|you should start your own language to use between friends and contacts.me and my cousin who were always up to something dodgy had our own set of words and no one knew what we were up to|
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Newsflash dude....that only worked back in the 80's and among 12 year old kids. Everyone now knows what 4:20 means
|posted by (2014-02-03 15:51:54)|
|News flash for all Internet users. There is nothing and no one immune from the spying eyes of the USA. If they want in,hocus pocus,they're in. If not, time for a new law to get us in. Way too many paranoid people in power in los estados unidos. The spots where it counts anyway. It's kind of too bad they don't use their "Trample on the rights" power for the rapists and child molesters. Somehow those idiots seem to get the easiest sentences of everyone. I have yet to figure out how that works and I lived there for 25 years.|
|posted by (2014-02-03 16:13:44)|
|I was going to sign up for tormail, but trying to find out were if the server was base in the U.S with no luck i dint do it, because of the patriot act, the name itself is a joke.|
|posted by (2014-02-03 16:22:15)|
|Julio is right about that...I am a former LEO and I cannot understand how molesters get off so easy either. I would prefer them shot after castration.|
|Most of the LEA that chase down child porn are they themselves pedophiles and are guilty of putting a lot of the child porn back out on the web, They like drugs just want to control the content after its made and then prosecute people to show they are doing something. Not saying its ok just saying the whole system is corrupt|
With all due respect,this is getting on my nerves now.
1-this is a joke.the whole article is a sick joke.ever heard of a private key,like eg
\';lkjhgf!@#$%^&*()_)(*&[email protected]_)(*&^%$#@$%^&*()*&%$%^&*(*&^%$%^&*(*&^%^&*()_+++)(*&[email protected]<MNBVCVBNMNBVCBNM<MNBVBNM<MNBV,.......................
sorry mine is a lot longer and complex.
the acid pumpimg fbi is full of it
This will be my last comment,for i don't support printing state propaganda..
Cheers kisses and some deepo loving..
|mmmmmmk lol.........thanks for the articles as always sam keep up the greatwork|
|posted by (2014-02-04 08:47:21)|
|Its kinda funny how so many people are SHOCKED and appalled and even others, a little worried, that this website which boasted about privacy, and the inability to be spied upon...yadda yadda yadda, was so easily taken over once the FBI decided it was time. Well (raps knuckles on side of head)"Hellooooo?" Didn't it ever occur to anybody that its the FBI who creates these sites for exactly this purpose. They have a lot of patience and are very good at what they do. They will set up a legit site and place federal employees there to run that site as if it is legitimately what it claims to be for years if need be. The FBI is all about catching the BIG FISH so wasting their time on catching "Fred" downloading "Star Wars" and random "Porn" illegally is not gonna happen. The easiest way to stay off of their radar is to not be an idiot. Those of you who are not idiots can figure out what that means. For the rest of you....(salutes like Benny Hill) Good Luck|
|they MAY TRY FIND THERE DONUTT LOL|
|posted by (2014-02-04 16:27:17)|
|like gstanz67 said the agent smiths(Matrix) are everywhere on the big old WWW. To check if something does what it was designed to,you test it to the best of your ability. I tested the so- called VPNs(anonymous internet)with regular porn and a few real money gaming sites, guess what? After a few months the agents, in drab black and white suits and arrogant attitudes logged in to the gaming sites and started insulting me and making porn jokes during gaming sessions(I knew it was them cause I had been on those sites for years and it never happened before, and real hackers have more important things to do). Honestly, VPNs and tor are just ways of leaving bigger digital footprints on the web. They don't care for small miscreants, but apart from going after sickos, they will gladly grab your patents and other intellectual property.|
|The funny thing is if you are using tormail in the first place you would not put any personal information in that system as you are looking to be anonymous. even your isp would not be listed you would have to be really really ignorant to use that system and then paste your details all over it, just saying|
|posted by (2014-02-05 01:56:31)|
|SKF: Regarding secret languages. Not sure if it's true but I read this in a major Chicago News paper, back when it was news. Jeff Fort, leader of the El Rukin street gang was in Cook County Jail for conspiring to bomb the federal building on behalf of Libya. He was running the gang from behind bars, and under the noses of the Feds, who recorded all of his conversations. Knowing this the clever gang members spoke in code, for example they called guns oranges. The feds broke the code when one member said; "Good you got the oranges. Did you get the bullets?" Honest I read this in the Tribune, but I don't know if I buy it either!|
|thanks for the article|
|A good article,it still mystifies me why people use their real names in emails [email protected],tormail was supposedly one of the bastions of safe,encrypted mail but after all the site closures and action by the NSA/CIA/Feds on TOR one would have expected either people to use assumed aliases or some form of encryption from site admins if no one else from perusing their information either by Cipher as #1 pointed out or by encryption.|
Hopefully the federales are kept busy for another year or two sorting that out while we await for someone to come up with a legitimate and safe from prying eyes solution elsewhere.
|Mega is working on completely encrypted chat service similar to skype, I cant wait.|
|Mentioning "child porn" and "backdoor" is probably a poor choice of words when you're logged in and traceable.||
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