“It appears that somebody made their own Tor implementation that fetches directory info in a very rude way”...a custom DDoS tool?” said Roger Dingledine, a Tor reporter, yesterday. Then, the system overload exposed a bug that kept the network offline .
Black marketplaces White House Market and Asean Market, message board 8chan, and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks were among dozens of popular sites taken offline by the bug.
Due to an implementation bug, v3 onion services were experiencing instability earlier today. A bug fix is on the way. Everything else in Tor works fine even when the consensus is a few hours old, and v3 onion services should too.