Privacy Network Tor Suffers Breach | Privacy Digest

Privacy Network Tor Suffers Breach | Privacy Digest It has been reported, and the TOR folks have confirmed, that two of their core directory servers were recently compromised along with another server showing usage metrics. While it does not at first appear that the attack was aimed at compromising the TOR network, it would certainly have made some interesting attacks possible. Specifically, it looks like it would have allowed attackers to force users on to chains of all enemy run nodes. This is very concerning.

It also brings us the issue of general security of the TOR nodes. Since they are mostly run my volunteers, the security of the nodes is going to be very inconsistent. It is likely that many of them are vulnerable to attack which would give an adversary the ability to control a much larger fraction of the TOR network.