Tor anonymity service says unknown attackers compromised its network

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Wed 10:53am by: Adi Robertson

The Tor encryption service is a high-profile bastion of computer security, but the project appears to have been compromised earlier this year. Today, the Tor Project blog announced that an unknown party likely managed to gather information about people who were looking up hidden services - websites that users can operate and visit anonymously, like Silk Road - and could theoretically have compromised other parts of the network.

Anyone who used Tor between early February and July 4th of 2014 "should assume they were affected" by the attack, says the Tor team. But they don't know what exactly that means. The attackers specifically looked for who was retrieving the public keys to hidden services, but they "likely were not able to see any...

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