Hacktivist group shuts down child porn sites

Notorious hacktivist group Anonymous claimed Monday that it crashed several child porn sites earlier this month and shamed those who patronized them.

According to pcmag.com, the group “used a brute force attack to infiltrate a server called Freedom Hosting, which housed about 40 child porn sites. The biggest site was Lolita City, which contained more than 100GB of content.

Before taking down the sites, Anonymous, which had previously targeted government organizations and corporations, said it issued a warning to the server to remove its content.

“When it failed to do so, Anonymous attacked,” pcmag.com says. “The sites were down for about five minutes before an admin restored them, upon which Anonymous again launched a successful attack.”

Later, the group posted on Pastebin the names of 1,589 individuals who visited Lolita City.

via CANOE — Technology: Hacktivist group shuts down child porn sites.

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