As you might know, the Anonymous group has declared a war on pedophiles and their “favorite” web sites. After releasing 190 IPs of alleged pedophiles, they also revealed how such data was collected.
Turns out, the TorButton (aka “The Honey Pawt”) has been modified to track usage of visits to the child pornography web sites and sent data back to Anonymous.
How did they do that?
According to the group, they have “secretly contacted our friends at The Mozilla Foundation, Developers of Firefox, for them to authorize a developer signer certificate for ‘The Honey Pawt’, a TorButton that we Anon created to funnel all originating traffic to our forensic logger.”
“Our TorButton aka “The Honey Pawt” did not contain any malware or virus. It was developed according to the Firefox/Mozilla Foundation guidelines,”
However, Mozilla’s Justin Scott has denied such claims, stating that no one at Mozilla was contacted by Anonymous and that the company does not issue add-on certificates.
The drama continues…
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