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Tor confirms attack, which may have exposed hidden users

  • 31/07/2014 at 16:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

TOR LogoThe Tor Project has released an official statement confirming rumors about a long standing attack on the browser that may have put the anonymity of users at risk.

According to the released blog post, the attack began in January. As of February and until the discovery on July 4th, users may have been exposed by the perpetrators. That means at least six months of a security breach.

When they were discovered, a thread was followed to find out exactly what had happened, Staff found that someone had applied modifyed Tor protocol headers to do traffic confirmation attacks. It remained on the network, undetected, from January 30th onward. 

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LulzSec Hackers are targeting CIA

LulzSec targets CIAThe hacker group LulzSec has attacked once again. This time it wasn’t Sony, but the very same CIA website. According to  a report by Reuters, this is the second time that the group hacks a government site. LulzSec made it public through their Twitter account that they were the ones responsible for the attack, and that they had the opportunity to even download information from the site.

On the other hand, the CIA announced that fortunately they have been a step ahead from LulzSec, and that so far they haven’t been able to get a hold of important information. The CIA has been able to block the group from the principal Senate network.

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