Earlier the US court had declared the FBI hacking as illegal but the latest judgement by a U.S. court in Virginia has ruled in favor of the FBI, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.
The judge, Henry Morgan, ruled that even though the FBI obtained a warrant to hack into the suspect’s computer, none was needed.
The suspect may have used Tor to keep his browsing anonymous, but his IP address still isn’t private information, the judge wrote in his ruling. This is because the IP address is given out to third parties in order to access the Internet and even the Tor network.A U.S. court has ruled that the FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant. The US court delivered this landmark judgement in the case involving FBI’s hacking of child pornography site, Playpen, that had been accessible through Tor, a browser designed for anonymous web surfing.