Thursday, July 31, 2014

Russia : 110 thousand dollars to those who penetrate the TOR network

Russia : 110 thousand dollars to those who penetrate the TOR network

The Russian Interior Ministry substantial offers financial reward, 110 thousand dollars to anyone who could penetrate the network or the program known as the famous Tor to encrypt and hide your identity on the Internet; so as to eliminate the identities of network users of Tor.

Saying that the goal of this command is : "to ensure the country's security and defense."

The contest is open only to the Russians, and applicants need to pay about 5480 dollars to provide for the contest, which is open until 20 August

Earlier this month, the Council of the Russian parliament, the law firms are obliged to contact store personal data of users Russians in the country.

According to the Guardian, the more Russia is the fifth country in terms of the use of the Tor, with the presence of more than 210 thousand people actually benefit from the service, they are anyway growing steadily.

Tor is developed by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Navy, then became widespread globally purpose of concealing identity, and relies on a network of thousands of volunteers around the world who are turning to their computers relays to pass confidential data encrypted through.

And is being used by journalists and the enforcement officers is legal or positive things, but it can also be used for the purposes of illegal and unethical and negative exist in the "deep web \ dark  network", and that there is no room for expansion where in this article, but you can read about here.

To follow up, the Ministry of Defence in 2013 and it is still one of the biggest supporters of the development kit Tor, those developers who are considered independent research center is a nonprofit, and who keep the tools used to allow all access to the Tor.

In addition, it is mentioned that the leaked documents by the "Edward Snowden" published, explained that the NSA "National Security Agency" unable to break through the Tor network or spy on the users of the network.


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