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Bots hiding traffic using TOR anonymity network, researchers find

John E Dunn | July 30, 2013
Security firm ESET has discovered two more bot families using the Tor anonymity network's hidden service protocol to keep command and control (C&C) traffic away from prying eyes.

Although now routinely abused, Tor was originally intended as an anonymity service for whistleblowers and campaigners living in totalitarian countries. Despite its recent adoption by criminals, it remains an important channel for legitimate anti-surveillance.

 

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