Anonymous Scores One for Hackers by Hacking Child Porn Websites and Leaking User Identities
Anonymous hits pedophiles where it hurts most…in the crotch. They have successfully hacked the hosting server, Freedom Hosting, which Anonymous purportedly states is “enabling pedophiles to view innocent children, fueling their issues and putting children at risk of abduction, molestation, rape, and death.” What was the damage you ask? Well, I wouldn’t call it damage, as it’s more along the lines of something that needed to be done (just my opinion), but 40+ websites relating to child porn were taken offline, as well as the publishing of over 1600 usernames of pedophiles to those sites. The entire list was posted on Pastebin, along with an official statement from Anonymous which even has an invitation that “If the FBI, Interpol, or other law enforcement agency should happen to come across this list, please use it to investigate and bring justice to the people listed here”
How this all came about was that Anonymous happened to be perusing Hidden Wiki, a darknet site which contained a listing of hundreds of subversive websites that normal internet users and search engines can’t access or view. They then came across a section titled “Hard Candy,” that happened to be dedicated to child pornography links. Anonymous then took the steps that any one of us with that sort of knowledge would do, take those bastards offline. I, for one, support what they have done and hope they continue to attack sites of this nature.