Russia is to crack the Tor anonymity network out of high reward.
According to British media reports, offering a reward of 3.9 million Russian rubles (about 680,000 yuan), hoping to find crack Tor anonymity network called the program.
The anonymous network hides the user's location and identity, let them through computers on the network to upload a lot of data, and the program is encrypted.
Russia's Interior Ministry made this reward decision and said it was to 'ensure the country's defense and security.' This award rule only applies to the Russian people; the program submission deadline is August 13. Applicants need to pay 19.5 million rubles (about 34,000 yuan), to participate in competitions.
After the incident Snowdon, Russian Tor anonymity network into the spotlight, Snowden revealed documents show that the U.S. National Security Agency and British intelligence agencies are trying to break the anonymity network. According to reports, Russia currently using Tor anonymous the number of users of the network to reach 21 million people, ranking fifth in the world.
This anonymous network was first established by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, the use of those who do not wish to disclose the identity of Internet users. Anonymous network that is often used by reporters, judges, but also sometimes it is used for drug dealing and selling against children photos.
The 2013 financial report showed an anonymous network, confirmed that the Pentagon is still its biggest supporters last year by the U.S. Department of Defense for an independent research institute inject U.S. $ 830,000, plus $ 1 million from other parts of the United States Government.
Earlier this month, the Russian State Duma, the lower house passed a decree requiring Internet companies to retain private information of Russian citizens in Russia.
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