TOR Network Increasingly Being Abused by Cybercriminals: Kaspersky Lab
SecurityWeek, By Brian Prince
The TOR Network's
promise of anonymity is attractive for all kinds of Web users, human rights
activists, political dissidents and everyday users concerned about privacy.
But this same
anonymity also makes it attractive for cybercriminals.
Lab, researchers say there has been an uptick in criminal activity on TOR
during the past few months.
the Tor infrastructure and cybercriminal resources are not on the same scale as
the conventional Internet, we managed to find approximately 900 hidden services
online at the current time," blogged Sergey Lozhkin of Kaspersky Lab.
"There are also approximately 5,500 nodes in total and 1,000 exit nodes,
but the possibility of creating an anonymous and abuse-free underground forum,
market or malware C&C [command and control] server is attracting more and
more criminals to the Tor network." Read more.