On 5th august 2013 Eric Eoin Marques, founder of Freedom Hosting, which hosted over 50% of all hidden services got arrested by the FBI and NSA.

Their motivation was clearly Tormails database, which contains thousands of email conversations between for example users of the Silk Road Marketplace, or more importantly maybe even communication between whistleblowers and journalists.

Since the Hidden Wiki and OPVA, 2 of the largest remaining hidden services, are also down since yesterday, we suspect the FBI / NSA operation is still ongoing.

You are welcome to leave a comment to this article if you got more information about the recent crackdown on Tor hidden services.


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