Anonymity

Anonymity is the ability to perform actions without them being traced to the person.

Methodology / How Hackers Do it

To understand how hackers become anonymous you need to know what they DON’T do …. Hackers never connect directly to the internet as there’s risks of being traced via IP address, location etc. They use tools such as TOR, VPN or anonymizing operating systems. They make sure their browsers don’t leak critical information and always use burner (fake) accounts. Communication, at all times, goes through encrypted messaging and email services.  Another technique they use is proxy chaining, in other words, their machines are connected to the TOR network and specifically configured to use SOCKS4/5 proxies that changes their IP any given time set.

 

Top Anonymizing Tools used by Hackers

TOR - The Onion Router

Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication. The name is derived from an acronym for the original software project name "The Onion Router".

Proxychains

A Tool that forces any TCP connection made by any given application to follow through proxy like TOR or any other SOCKS4, SOCKS5

Anonymizing Operating Systems

Operating Systems designed to maximize the users anonymity. Comes with pre-installed tools that's already accessible.

VPN

Virtual Private Networks protects your network from third parties, stay anonymous, and access any content you want on the Internet.

Privacy and Browser Protection Tools

You live in a world of total surveillance that is carried out with the close cooperation between private companies and state agencies. Fortunately, there are effective solutions to these problems that you can begin implementing right now.