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Developers of software used to access Tor - an otherwise hard-to-reach part of the internet - have disclosed that an attack on the network may have unmasked users for five months.
The Tor Project said that it believed the assault was designed to de-anonymise the net addresses of people operating or visiting hidden sites.
However, it said it was not sure exactly how users had been "affected".
The project added that it believed it had halted the attack on 4 July.Tor Network Hack May Have Disclosed Users For Many Months [bbc.co.uk]