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Security-Focused Linux OS Hacked by Facebook and the FBI to Track Down CriminalAuthor: Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa, Microsoft News Editor)
Security experts at Facebook worked together with the FBI to track down a child predator the social network has been monitoring for years, eventually being able to determine its location using a zero-day in the video player installed on his operating system.
Buster Hernandez, who has already been charged and arrested in August 2017, used Tails Linux OS to remain anonymous while connected to the Internet, but according to a report from Vice, he often turned to Facebook in an attempt to extort underage girls for nude photos and videos.
He also sent several threats for rape and terrorist attacks, but Facebook failed to track him down because of the operating system that powered his system and which routed all traffic through the Tor network.
The report reveals that the FBI itself tried to break into the child predator’s computer several times but failed to... (read more)
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