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The talk about de-anonymizing Tor at the BlackHat conference has been removed

Talk about “YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THE NSA TO BREAK TOR: DEANONYMIZING USERS ON A BUDGET” has been removed. Any news on this subject? They could not come or something more serious happened?

OFFICIAL BLACKHAT UPDATE: (yaya, it was not too late? how many other talks has been cancelled without warning?)

UPDATE: A Black Hat spokeswoman told Reuters that the talk had been canceled at the request of lawyers for Carnegie-Mellon University, where the speakers work as researchers. A CMU spokesman had no immediate comment. Thanks to packetlss for the information!

UPDATE2: As posted by Roger on the Tor-Talk mailing list:

Hi folks, Journalists are asking us about the Black Hat talk on attacking Tor that got cancelled. We're still working with CERT to do a coordinated disclosure of the details (hopefully this week), but I figured I should share a few details with you earlier than that.

 1) We did not ask Black Hat or CERT to cancel the talk. We did (and still do) have questions for the presenter and for CERT about some aspects of the research, but we had no idea the talk would be pulled before the announcement was made.
 2) In response to our questions, we were informally shown some materials. We never received slides or any description of what would be presented in the talk itself beyond what was available on the Black Hat Webpage.
 3) We encourage research on the Tor network along with responsible disclosure of all new and interesting attacks. Researchers who have told us about bugs in the past have found us pretty helpful in fixing issues, and generally positive to work with.

Lawyers Silence Black Hat Talk on TOR 'Hack': Here’s the Big Secret

UPDATE3: Twitter Updates and Reddit (thanks for the spread)

UPDATE4: Now the media talks about it (you can cite my dark blog, thanks):

UPDATE5: Some documents from CMU Univercity site:

A TOR discussion backup screenshots on BlackHat website (thanks, you always here):



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