Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday February 25, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University Was Subpoenaed By Feds To Attack Tor

Remember those rumors circulating the internet that Carnegie Mellon University researchers were the ones that helped the FBI identify Tor users that were under investigation? Well, according to court documents, it's true. A Department of Defense funded project led to CMU, who were then subpoenaed by the FBI to do their bidding.

In a statement, the Tor Project told Motherboard that "the Tor network is secure and has only rarely been compromised. The Software Engineering Institute ("SEI") of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) compromised the network in early 2014 by operating relays and tampering with user traffic. That vulnerability, like all other vulnerabilities, was patched as soon as we learned about it. The Tor network remains the best way for users to protect their privacy and security when communicating online."