FBI, CISA Share Mitigation Guidance for Obfuscated Cyberattacks Via Tor

HealthITSercurity.com

Jessica Davis

Hackers leverage Tor (The Onion Router) to anonymously conduct malicious cyberattacks against organizations, which conceals their identity as they perform reconnaissance, FBI and CISA warn.

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a joint alert warning organizations of the threat of cyberattacks originating from Tor (The Onion Router), which allows hackers to anonymously perform cyberattacks and other malicious activities.

Maintained by the Tor project, the software allows users to browse the internet anonymously, as it encrypts and routes requests through multiple relay nodes or layers. Tor is intended to “promote democracy and free anonymous use of the internet.”

However, threat actors are...

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