Anonymous Takes Down Child Porn Site

ArsTechnica also reports that pedophiles connecting to a concealed child pornography site got an unwelcome surprise last week.  The hacktivist group Anonymous took down “Lolita City”, a child pornography site run on over a concealed “darknet,” and account details of 1,589 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.  I don’t usually have much good to say about Anonymous or hacktivists in general, but I have even less good to say about those who exploit children.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor Network to mantain anonimity.   Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s network.  “By taking down Freedom Hosting, we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites,” Anonymous claimed in its statement.  “Among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography websites to date, containing more than 100GB of child pornography.”

Score 1 for the good guys, courtesy of the bad guys…

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