Monday February 06, 2017

Anonymous Hacker Takes Down 20 Percent of Dark Web in Child Pr0n Operation

Newsweek is reporting that more than 10,000 websites were taken offline on Friday after a hacker associated with Anonymous targeted Freedom Hosting II, a hosting company allegedly hosting child pr0n. (Warning, the linked story, while safe for work, does starts playing automatically.) According to the hacker some 50% of the sites taken down contained child pr0n.

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There are a few large communities centered around child pornography on the dark net and it is probably responsible for a large amount of traffic. However, the percentage of sites hosting child pornography is low, as most services distance themselves from it, can’t handle the traffic or generally don’t allow user uploaded content.