NSA Targets Tor Network But Has No Luck Cracking It
This is all part of the Edward Snowden fallout, and the latest batch of intel shows that the NSA's only successful exploits on Tor rely on " identifying users and then attacking vulnerable software on their computers." Tor itself has proven a tough match to bring down, even by the NSA. According to internal documents, Tor is "the king of high-secure, low-latency internet anonymity." Tor basically bounces traffic around in an odd way so to conceal where the information is coming from and where it's truly headed.
The upside? At least Tor users have largely been able to maintain their cover. The downside? Agencies are working hard to try and change that, and it's likely only a matter of time before they win.