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 Unfortunately, the Lizard Squad hacking group who has already hacked the PSN and Xbox game networks ruining everyones fun on Christmas Day, is on to their next target, Tor.

 

The Lizard Squad hackers have taken to twitter to post a series of messages on twitter to relate to the public (apparently) what their motive is.

 

The group has been avoiding penalties so far, as their impact is apparently minuscule contrary to belief, lol.

So no, they do not have all of Tor’s Relays. As a matter of fact, in opposition to this tweet and many others alike, Tor has released a statement on the hack.

 “This looks like a regular attempt at a Sybil attack: the attackers have signed up many new relays in hopes of becoming a large fraction of the network. But even though they are running thousands of new relays, their relays currently make up less than 1% of the Tor network by capacity. We are working now to remove these relays from the network before they become a threat, and we don’t expect any anonymity or performance effects based on what we’ve seen so far.”  -Tor told Gizmodo.

Tor sounds so irritated by these mosquitoes attempting to flood their network.

Meanwhile, how is anyone to know Tor’s true number of relays and networks anyway? The site is one of the most widely used privacy browsers in the world, or even universe (because we’re alone right?).

The panic from this Tor infiltration has stemmed from people worrying about their possibilities of being outed on the Tor network for doing illegal activities. If the majority of nodes on the site were actually taken, users of the privacy network could be actually spied on.

Have you been affected by these hacks?

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