Hacking Group Attacks Child Pornography Sites

The largely known hacking group, Anonymous, has recently been attacking websites that host or share child pornography.

The group has recently launched Operation Darknet, which so far has largely targeted and crashed Freedom Hosting, which is an anonymized Tor Onion site that Anonymous members have accused of serving as a clearinghouse for child pornography.

“By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites, among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date containing more than 100GB of child pornography,” according to a Pastebin post from Anonymous.

In a YouTube video released last week, Anonymous had announced the formation of Operation Darknet, noting that “the growing trade of child pornography has become a major problem,” and also that “a potentially benevolent resource”–namely, anonymized Tor networks–“has been corrupted.” In the video, Anonymous invited authorities to begin working with the usernames it had divulged. “If the FBI, Interpol, or other law enforcement agency should happen to come across this list, please use it to investigate and bring justice to the people listed here,” it said.

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I am currently a 21 year old Junior in college majoring in Information Systems assurance and security. I am from Arlington Heights, IL. I love all types of technology so I enjoy my fair share of video games, building/fixing computers, programming, and writing on my tech blog, Techtonicc.

Posted on October 24, 2011, in AT&T, technology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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