Someone Is Running Hundreds of Malicious Servers on the Tor Network and Might Be De-Anonymizing Users

New research shows that someone has been running hundreds of malicious servers on the Tor network, potentially in an attempt to de-anonymize users and unmask their web activity. As first reported by The Record, the activity would appear to be emanating from one sophisticated and persistent user, who somehow has the resources to run droves of high-bandwidth servers for years on end.

Also referred to as the “Onion router,” Tor is perhaps the world’s best known online privacy platform, and its software and related network are supposed to protect your web browsing activity from scrutiny by hiding your IP address and encrypting your traffic. The network, which was initially launched in 2002, has experienced attacks and malicious activity before, though this recent activity appears to reveal a craftier, less obvious actor than your typical cybercriminal.

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