Anonymous set to fight child pornography

Hacktvist group, Anonymous, has stepped away from battling large financial corporations and set its sights on fighting online paedophilia.

The group has singled out web hosting company, Freedom Hosting, and is accusing it of willingly hosting child pornography.

Anonymous released a statement warning all child pornography sites to take down their material as well as condemning Free Hosting for allegedly hosting such material, reports BGR.

The owners and operators at Freedom Hosting are openly supporting child pornography and enabling pedophiles to view innocent children, fueling their issues and putting children at risk of abduction, molestation, rape, and death. Our demands are simple. Remove all child pornography content from your servers. Refuse to provide hosting services to any website dealing with child pornography. This statement is not just aimed at Freedom Hosting, but everyone on the internet. It does not matter who you are, if we find you to be hosting, promoting, or supporting child pornography, you will become a target.

This is a significant shift from Anonymous’ regular modus operandi. The group is famed for hitting corporate and big-business sites with DDoS attacks, briefly taking over operations or scraping information. The most well-known of the radical groups’ hacks involved taking down websites belonging to Bank of America and Sony.

Since the inception of the attacks on 15 October , Anonymous has removed pornographic links, shut down access to all clients of Freedom Hosting and declared Free Hosting as “#OpDarknet Enemy Number One.”



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