Confirmed: Carnegie Mellon University Attacked Tor, Was Subpoenaed By Feds
“Now, both the name of the university and the existence of a subpoena have been confirmed in a recent filing in one of the affected criminal cases.
‘The record demonstrates that the defendant’s IP address was identified by the Software Engineering Institute (‘SEI’) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU’) [sic] when SEI was conducting research on the Tor network which was funded by the Department of Defense (‘DOD’),’ an order filed on Tuesday in the case of Brian Farrell reads. Farrell is charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine due to his alleged role as a staff member of the Silk Road 2.0 dark web marketplace.
‘Farrell’s IP address was observed when SEI was operating its computers on the Tor network. This information was obtained by law enforcement pursuant to a subpoena served on SEI-CMU,’ the filing continues.”