Anonymous targets child porn sites

by techtiptom

Originally posted on wibc.com on 07/23/2012

Anonymous targets child porn sites

Submitted by Sam Ross

Hackers group Anonymous, which earlier targeted government sites, has now turned its attention to the sites sharing illegal child sensitive data, and have reportedly shut down 40 such sites.

The hacking group Anonymous has credited itself for shutting down 40 sites which were used to share child porn content. According to ZDNet, Anonymous also said that it has exposed the information of about 1,500 users which share adult child porn content on these sites.

According to Pastebin, which contains the timeline of the events happening on the sites, some of the members of Anonymous landed on the part of the internet which contains pornography index and which is also used for illegal peer to peer file sharing.

Anonymous members than tracked the sites which are only seen with the special browser as the normal search engines does not search these child pornography sites. Anonymous said after warning the sites to remove the illegal content, they attacked the sites and shut down its services.

Anonymous said that the websites which they shutdown also included one of the largest child pornography site, which contained about 100GB data.

After shutting down illegal sites, according to Anonymous, they also released the data of the users of the site which includes their username, their site activation details and the stuff they shared on the sites.

According to crime-related blog Dreamin Demon, Anonymous has not only acquired the data but, they know the identities of some of the users of the site and have also invited FBI to get the details of the users if required.

Anonymous posted a comment on Pastebin and warned that they will do similar stuff with the websites who contain similar illegal content. Anonymous said, “It does not matter who you are, if we find you to be hosting, promoting, or supporting child pornography, you will become a target.”

Anonymous has also posted a video on YouTube in which it said that it is planning to build a DarkNet which will remove such activities that are currently present on the internet.

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