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Hackers ‘Anonymous’ Have Taken Down Over 10,000 Child Pornography Websites

An absolutely vast amount of child pornography has been removed from the dark web by an anonymous hacker.It has been estimated that the material removed amounts to roughly one fifth of the dark web, which was hosting a considerable amount of child pornography sites.A hacker managed to breach Freedom Hosting II, which is the biggest host on the dark web and accessible only via a network known as Tor, which stops anybody keeping track of browsing data and location.

The hacker, associated with Anonymous, has successfully shut down more than 10,000 websites on the darknet by targeting Freedom Hosting II, which claims to have a zero tolerance policy to child pornography.“We are disappointed” wrote the hacker in a message on the breached website, “We found while searching that your server is more than 50 per cent child porn.” they said, “Moreover you host many scam sites, some of which are evidently run by yourself to cover hosting expenses.”Hackers associated with Anonymous had recently announced their intention to make life difficult for Donald Trump, as well as groups including the Ku Klux Klan and Islamic State.In addition to taking websites offline, the Telegraph reports that the hacker leaked information from sites that reportedly included thousands of unverified US government email addresses.In 2011, Anonymous targeted the original Freedom Hosting platform as part of a campaign against child pornography.Due to the way that the dark web is encrypted, in can be difficult for law enforcement officials to catch perpetrators of cyber-crime, particularly as news emerges that market places on the dark web have been updating their cyber security. The Telegraph reports that the Hansa site announced last week that it would pay security experts up to 10 bitcoin, which is roughly £8,000, for reporting bugs and glitches.

 

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