Child Porn Sites Hacked, Closed, User Details Distributed

By Gary Cutlack on at

Hacking group Anonymous has revealed the targets of its latest attack, with the internet avengers performing a bit of vigilante action on users of several particularly grim sources of internet porn.

The biggest of the sites, which was pretty stupidly known as "Lolita City" and its web host, Freedom Hosting, had "over 100GB" of sick images according to Anonymous, which were being distributed through a series of more than 40 porn sites. But not any more, after a PHP injection hack pulled out the database and Anonymous stuck it online.

The Anonymous hacktivist's Operation Darknet is a continiung effort to close down child porn networks accessed and concealed through the Tor system, a very hardcore user-run, distributed online privacy tool. [Ars]