In the world of online anonymity, the Tor network is a silent king. Millions of users depend on Tor to keep their tracks untraceable online, and not just individual users. Banks and other institutions leverage the Tor network as a security layer. In the U.S. last year, when NSA snooping was in the news, usage of the Tor network doubled within a matter of days.
Now, though, leaders of the Tor project said the network may have to contend with attempts to incapacitate it over the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers. And, befitting an online anonymity network, Tor project leaders are not naming who the culprit is.