10/28/2014

the FBI sets up waterholing webpages since 2007

waterholing webpages are pages or sites that look legitimate but have software installed that will 'mark' or infect the visiting computer 

it is a normal procedure of real attack against a person or organisation 

"The FBI in Seattle created a fake news story on a bogus Seattle Times Web page to plant software in the computer of a suspect in a series of bomb threats to Lacey’s Timberline High School in 2007, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in San Francisco.

 

The deception was publicized Monday when Christopher Soghoian, the principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, D.C., revealed it on Twitter.

 

In an interview, Soghoian called the incident “outrageous” and said the practice could result in “significant collateral damage to the public trust” if law enforcement begins co-opting the media for its purposes.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024888170_fbinews...

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