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Russian government offers huge reward for help unmasking anonymous Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior announced a contract for research on obtaining information about Tor users and their systems

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Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask anonymous users

The anonymity software's developers believe they've identified the problem

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Black Hat presentation on unmasking TOR users suddenly cancelled

The presentation revolved around de-anonymizing users of the privacy tool

Dutch police seize hidden online marketplace Utopia

Dutch authorities declined to say how the site was seized, if anybody was arrested and what was sold on the site.

PayPal DDoS attackers plead guilty, some may walk free

The plea deal struck by Anonymous members charged with a distributed denial-of-service attack on PayPal could allow some of them to go free.

Wisconsin man sentenced for participating in Anonymous DDoS

Eric J. Rosol was charged with participating in a DDoS attack for about a minute.

Legal ruling

Judge sentences Anonymous hacker to 10 years in prison

A Chief U.S. District judge rejected arguments that Jeremy Hammond acted for public good.

MafiaLeaks

Real life Mob Wars: MafiaLeaks uses Tor anonymity to battle organized crime

A new site wants to use the power of anonymity to battle organized crime in southern Italy.

US charges 13 Anonymous members for DDoS attacks

The U.S. has brought criminal charges against 13 persons, said to be members of the hacker group Anonymous, for their alleged participation in cyberattacks as part of a campaign called Operation Payback.

Feds seize hefty Bitcoin haul during Silk Road smackdown

The most notorious website on the Net just got taken down -- hard.