[tor-talk] Tor users from Finland jumped from 25 000 to 200 000
jeremyrand at airmail.cc
Wed Jan 12 17:31:16 UTC 2022
> There have been around 25 000 Tor users from Finland. The number of users
> is very stable. Except right now I see a spike of 200 000 Tor users
> connected from Finland. Number of users starts to increase on Tuesday
> In addition, there is a spike in non-direct bridge users from Finland as
> All this is happening only in Finland and we can easily see that from other
> countries nearby, like Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the number of connected
> users is flat stable. For instance, see numbers from Sweden:
> Someone could speculate that this is some kind of test carried out from
> Finnish IP range or a bot network infecting only Finnish machines like
> poorly configured home routers and installing malware communicating through
> Tor. Furthermore, there was known Tor censorship in Russia in December, see
> The fact we know is the increasing number of Tor users from Finland. Do we
> actually know something concrete behind this?
My first instinct is "look at whether the GeoIP database acquired a bug
around that time". Beyond that, not my area of competence, so no clue.
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